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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2007 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, 2006, 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, 2007.? 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, 2007 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 13 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.

Fiscal Year 2007 Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund in Millions)

Source

All Budgeted Funds*

General Fund

Highway Fund

School Building Trust

MBTA

?Alcohol. Bev.

?70.3

?70.3

?Cigarettes

?416.3

?416.3

?Corporations

?1,257.9

?1,257.9

?Deeds

?210.1

?210.1

?Estate Inher.

?221.1

?221.1

?Financial Institutions

?338.9

?338.9

?Income?

?10,817.2

?10,817.2

?Insurance

?421.1

?421.1

?Motor Fuels

?685.2

?98.4

?586.0

?Public Utils.

?113.3

?113.3

?Room Occupancy

?107.8

?70.1

?Sales-Regular

?3,070.8

?1,977.6

?479.0

?614.2

?Sales-Meals

?614.6

?614.6

?Sales-Mot.Veh.

?599.2

?385.9

?93.5

?119.8

?Miscellaneous

?3.7

?3.7

?UI Surcharges

?21.4

?Total Taxes

?18,969.0

?17,016.4

?586.0

?572.5

?734.0

SBAB Transfer

?(572.5)

?(572.5)

MBTA Transfer

?(734.0)

?(734.0)

Pension Transfer

?(1,335.2)

?(1,335.2)

Total Taxes for Budget

?16,327.3

?15,681.3

?586.0

?0.0

?0.0

Non-Tax Revenue

Federal Reimbursements

?6,170.1

?6,161.5

?3.7

Departmental Revenue

?2,142.3

?1,647.8

?442.8

Consolidated Transfers

?658.1

?1,309.9

?(99.7)

TOTAL REVENUE FOR BUDGET

?25,297.1

?24,799.7

?932.8

* Includes revenue deposited into and transfers out of the Workforce Training Fund, Mass Tourism Fund, Inland Fish and Game Fund, and Stabilization Fund.

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 13 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:? Department Summary

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Unrestricted Non-Tax? Restricted Non-Tax??? Total Non-Tax

? Revenue Source

Judiciary

Supreme Judicial Court?????????????????????????????????? $2,698,916??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $2,698,916

Committee for Public Counsel????????????????????????????? $40,000???????????????? $750,000????????????????? $790,000

Appeals Court????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $440,596??????????????????????????? $0????????????????? $440,596

Trial Court???????????????????????????????????????????????????? $85,180,600??????????? $40,000,000?????????? $125,180,600

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :???????????? $88,360,112??????????? $40,750,000?????????? $129,110,112

District Attorneys

Northern District Attorney????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Northwestern District Attorney?????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Eastern District Attorney??????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Middle District Attorney????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Plymouth District Attorney????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Hampden District Attorney??????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :???????????????????????? ($1)??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????? ($1)

Office of the Governor

Office of the Governor???????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :???????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Office of the Secretary of State

Secretary of State?????????????????????????????????????? $211,747,958?????????????????? $80,000?????????? $211,827,958

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $211,747,958?????????????????? $80,000?????????? $211,827,958

Office of the State Treasurer

State Lottery Commission??????????????????????????????? $1,300,000??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $1,300,000

Treasurer's Office?????????????????????????????????????? $341,209,845??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $341,209,845

State Lottery Commission??????????????????????????? $167,165,647????????? $920,028,283??????? $1,087,193,930

Mass Cultural Council?????????????????????????????????? $11,893,520??????????????????????????? $0???????????? $11,893,520

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $521,569,012????????? $920,028,283??????? $1,441,597,295

State Auditor's Office

State Auditor's Office???????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :???????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General????????????????????????????????????????????? $8,512,328??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $8,512,328

Victim Witness Assistance??????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????????? $8,512,328??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $8,512,328

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Unrestricted Non-Tax? Restricted Non-Tax??? Total Non-Tax

? Revenue Source

Ethics Commission

Ethics Commission???????????????????????????????????????????????? $23,350??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $23,350

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :??????????????????? $23,350??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $23,350

Office of the Inspector General

Inspector General?????????????????????????????????????????????? $112,625???????????????? $493,819????????????????? $606,444

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :????????????????? $112,625???????????????? $493,819????????????????? $606,444

Campaign and Political Finance

Campaign and Political Finance??????????????????????????? $9,400??????????????????????????? $0????????????????????? $9,400

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :????????????????????? $9,400??????????????????????????? $0????????????????????? $9,400

Office of the State Comptroller

Comptroller's Office?????????????????????????????????? $252,988,139??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $252,988,139

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $252,988,139??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $252,988,139

Executive Office: Administration and Finance

Secretary of Administration and Finance ($184,632,887)????????????????????????? $0??????? ($184,632,887)

Division of Fiscal Affairs - Fringe Recovery $95,867,599????????????????????? $0???????????? $95,867,599

Fingold Library????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $600??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????? $600

George Fingold Library???????????????????????????????????????????????? $0?????????????????? $20,000??????????????????? $20,000

Office of Dispute Resolution?????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

DCAMM?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $27,002,428??????????? $15,150,000???????????? $42,152,428

Group Insurance Commission???????????????????????? $303,603,673??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $303,603,673

Division of Administrative Law Appeals??????????? $86,000??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $86,000

M.C.A.D.???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $12,000????????????? $1,915,089?????????????? $1,927,089

Massachusetts Commission Against ????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Civil Service Commission???????????????????????????????????? $21,200??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $21,200

Department of Revenue???????????????????????????????? $220,910,008??????????? $16,187,280?????????? $237,097,288

Appellate Tax Board??????????????????????????????????????? $1,337,695???????????????? $300,000?????????????? $1,637,695

Human Resources Division???????????????????????????????????? $24,734????????????? $1,577,500?????????????? $1,602,234

Division of Operational Services????????????????? $1,079,582????????????? $1,208,000?????????????? $2,287,582

BSOB????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $145,221??????????????????????????? $0????????????????? $145,221

Division of Information Technology???????????????????? $5,000???????????????? $467,837????????????????? $472,837

Veterans Affairs???????????????????????????????????????????????? $108,800???????????????? $300,000????????????????? $408,800

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $465,571,653??????????? $37,125,706?????????? $502,697,359

Executive Office: Environmental Affairs

Department of Conservation and Recreation? $4,180,157??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $4,180,157

Secretary of Environmental Affairs????????????? $1,348,730???????????????? $625,000?????????????? $1,973,730

Department of Conservation and Recreation? $4,755,538????????????? $4,454,826?????????????? $9,210,364

Department of Environmental Protection??????????? $18,575??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $18,575

Department of Environmental Protection???? $40,084,614????????????? $1,200,000???????????? $41,284,614

Fish/Wildlife Environmental Law Enforcement $14,240,966????????????? $217,989???????????? $14,458,955

Department of Conservation and Recreation?????? $25,000??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $25,000

Department of Conservation and Recreation? $6,796,327????????????? $2,800,000?????????????? $9,596,327

Department of Agricultural Resources????????????????? $7,349??????????????????????????? $0????????????????????? $7,349

Department of Food and Agriculture????????????? $4,012,821??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $4,012,821

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :???????????? $75,470,077????????????? $9,297,815???????????? $84,767,892

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Unrestricted Non-Tax? Restricted Non-Tax??? Total Non-Tax

? Revenue Source

Department of Early Education and Care

Department of Early Education and Care??? $198,278,747??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $198,278,747

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $198,278,747??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $198,278,747

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Office of the Secretary?????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Secretary of Health and Human Services $2,829,843,009????????? $225,000,000??????? $3,054,843,009

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy $14,936,527????????????????????????? $0???????????? $14,936,527

Mass Commission for the Blind?????????????????????? $3,295,783??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $3,295,783

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind?????????? $154,680??????????????????????????? $0????????????????? $154,680

Mass Rehabilitation Commission???????????????????? $2,835,546???????????????? $330,000?????????????? $3,165,546

Mass Commission for the Deaf??????????????????????????? $148,500???????????????? $175,000????????????????? $323,500

Office of Child Care Services???????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Chelsea Soldiers' Home???????????????????????????????? $11,953,400???????????????? $300,661???????????? $12,254,061

Chelsea Solider's Home???????????????????????????????????????????????? $0?????????????????? $25,000??????????????????? $25,000

Holyoke Soldier's Home???????????????????????????????????????????????? $0?????????????????? $25,000??????????????????? $25,000

Holyoke Soldiers' Home???????????????????????????????? $16,434,008???????????????? $425,442???????????? $16,859,450

Department of Youth Services???????????????????????? $5,054,188??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $5,054,188

Department of Transitional Assistance???? $409,530,932????????????? $5,000,000?????????? $414,530,932

Department of Public Health???????????????????????? $90,899,791??????????? $57,634,292?????????? $148,534,083

Department of Social Services?????????????????? $251,089,926????????????? $5,000,000?????????? $256,089,926

Department of Youth Services?????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Department of Mental Health?????????????????????? $105,724,225????????????? $5,412,427?????????? $111,136,652

Department of Mental Retardation????????????? $430,317,394???????????????? $100,000?????????? $430,417,394

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :??????? $4,172,217,909????????? $299,427,822??????? $4,471,645,731

Executive Office: Transportation

Secretary of Transportation????????????????????????????? $733,503?????????????????? $27,344????????????????? $760,847

Mass Aeronautics Commission????????????????????????????? $439,650??????????????????????????? $0????????????????? $439,650

Mass Highway???????????????????????????????????????????????????? $6,863,000????????????? $7,000,000???????????? $13,863,000

Registry of Motor Vehicles???????????????????????? $435,497,700??????????? $10,000,000?????????? $445,497,700

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $443,533,853??????????? $17,027,344?????????? $460,561,197

Board of Library Commissioners

Board of Library Commissioners??????????????????????????? $2,600??????????????????????????? $0????????????????????? $2,600

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :????????????????????? $2,600??????????????????????????? $0????????????????????? $2,600

Labor, Education and Development

Office of Director of Labor????????????????????????? $1,691,800???????????????? $152,850?????????????? $1,844,650

Department of Industrial Accidents??????????? $20,423,516??????????????????????????? $0???????????? $20,423,516

Labor Relations Commission????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Board of Concilliation and Arbitration??????????? $95,500??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $95,500

Office of Communities and Development???????? $2,584,593????????????? $2,200,000?????????????? $4,784,593

Director of Consumer Affairs and Business Reg.?????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Secretary of Economic Affairs????????????????????????????? $3,000??????????????????????????? $0????????????????????? $3,000

Division of Banks????????????????????????????????????????? $14,996,812??????????????????????????? $0???????????? $14,996,812

Division of Insurance?????????????????????????????????? $70,951,071??????????????????????????? $0???????????? $70,951,071

Division of Registration????????????????????????????? $11,787,820??????????????????????????? $0???????????? $11,787,820

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Unrestricted Non-Tax? Restricted Non-Tax??? Total Non-Tax

? Revenue Source

Division of Standards???????????????????????????????????? $1,504,110???????????????? $818,900?????????????? $2,323,010

Department of Public Utilities?????????????????? $15,555,143?????????????????? $75,000???????????? $15,630,143

Alcohol Beverages Control Commission?????????? $3,767,600??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $3,767,600

State Racing Commission???????????????????????????????? $4,683,663??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $4,683,663

Division of Energy Resources??????????????????????????? $841,404??????????????????????????? $0????????????????? $841,404

Department of Education???????????????????????????????? $7,578,000??????????????????????????? $0?????????????? $7,578,000

Higher Education???????????????????????????????????????????????? $354,675???????????????? $529,843????????????????? $884,518

University of Massachusetts??????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $156,818,707????????????? $3,776,593?????????? $160,595,300

Executive Office of Public Safety

Secretary of Public Safety????????????????????????????????????????? $0???????????????? $368,000????????????????? $368,000

Chief Medical Examiner???????????????????????????????????????????????? $0????????????? $1,300,000?????????????? $1,300,000

Criminal History Systems Board???????????????????? $5,022,612???????????????? $185,000?????????????? $5,207,612

Department of State Police??????????????????????????????? $647,000??????????? $20,250,000???????????? $20,897,000

Criminal Justice Training Council????????????????????????????? $0????????????? $1,363,500?????????????? $1,363,500

Department of Public Safety???????????????????????? $15,885,500????????????? $1,780,000???????????? $17,665,500

Department of Fire Services????????????????????????????? $120,235???????????????? $300,000????????????????? $420,235

Merit Rating Board?????????????????????????????????????????????? $36,000??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $36,000

Sex Offender Registry Board???????????????????????????????? $4,000??????????????????????????? $0????????????????????? $4,000

Military Division?????????????????????????????????????????????????? $1,000???????????????? $400,000????????????????? $401,000

Emergency Management Agency????????????????????????????? $841,274??????????????????????????? $0????????????????? $841,274

Department of Corrections??????????????????????????? $12,145,521????????????? $5,600,000???????????? $17,745,521

Sheriff's Department Franklin????????????????????????? $167,842????????????? $1,400,000?????????????? $1,567,842

Sheriff's Department Berkshire????????????????????????? $56,500??????????????????????????? $0??????????????????? $56,500

Sheriff's Department Berkshire?????????????????????????????????? $0???????????????? $150,000????????????????? $150,000

Sheriff's Department Essex??????????????????????????????? $660,600????????????? $2,000,000?????????????? $2,660,600

Sheriff's Department Hampden??????????????????????????? $343,500????????????? $1,170,000?????????????? $1,513,500

Sheriff's Department Middlesex???????????????????????? $212,525???????????????? $925,000?????????????? $1,137,525

Sheriff's Department Hampshire???????????????????????? $183,750???????????????? $163,000????????????????? $346,750

Sheriff's Department Worcester???????????????????????? $120,579??????????????????????????? $0????????????????? $120,579

Parole Board??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $4,000???????????????? $600,000????????????????? $604,000

Sheriffs Association???????????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Sheriff's Department Association??????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :???????????? $36,452,438??????????? $37,954,500???????????? $74,406,938

Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Secretary of Elder Affairs???????????????????????? $901,897,974??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $901,897,974

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :?????????? $901,897,974??????????????????????????? $0?????????? $901,897,974

Legislature

House of Representatives????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Joint Legislative????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Senate???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

???????????????????????????????????????????? TOTALS :???????????????????????????? $0??????????????????????????? $0???????????????????????????? $0

Total Tax and Non-Tax Revenue? :??????????? $7,533,566,881?????? $1,365,961,882?????? $8,899,528,763

SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court.

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0320-0003
For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices? ....... $7,538,951

0320-0010
For the operation of the clerk?s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county .................................... $1,188,510

0321-0001
For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct . $565,278

0321-0100
For the services of the board of bar examiners ........ $1,087,055

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, 2007 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 the 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 the committee by type of case and (g) the average number of hours spent per attorney or staff per type of case; and provided further, that the committee shall expend not less than $280,000 for salary increases for existing public defenders paid from this line item ............................. $16,977,540

0321-1505
For additional costs of the public defender division; provided, that no funds from this appropriation shall support existing costs associated with line item 0321-1500; provided further, that the committee shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2007 on the efficiencies gained from the additional resources provided in this item; provided further, that the 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 Sexually Dangerous Persons office; and provided further, that not less than $26,000 shall be expended by the committee for the purpose of increasing the salaries of existing public defenders within this line item .................................................... $938,871

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0321-1510
For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, pursuant to section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2007 $119,763,305

0321-1513
For the expansion of the public defender division pursuant to chapter 54 of the acts of 2005; provided, that the committee shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2007 on the progress of said expansion; provided further, said report shall include the following: (1) the number of offices that have been opened, (2) the number of staff hired to work in the district offices; and (3) the estimated savings the commonwealth has realized from having said cases assigned to public defenders as opposed to being assigned to private bar advocates; and provided further, that no funds from this appropriation shall support existing costs associated with line item 0321-1500.................................... $3,571,630

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 ......... $750,000

The Governor reduced the following item:

0321-1520
For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 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 section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $500,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2007 ....................................................... $8,456,513 $7,609,723

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

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 chapter 221A of the General Laws, $1,204,604 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, 2007 that shall include, but not be limited to the following: (a) the number of persons whom the programs funded by the corporation 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 of the 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 ............... $9,470,424

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

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 .................. $753,248

0321-2100
For the Massachusetts correctional legal services committee $820,000

0321-2205
For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county ....................................................... $1,979,671

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 ...................................................... $10,616,684

Trial Court.

0330-0101
For the salaries of the justices of the superior court department of the trial court .......................................... $10,670,677

0330-0102
For the salaries of the justices of the district court department of the trial court .......................................... $20,048,415

0330-0103
For the salaries of the justices of the probate and family court department of the trial court ......................... $6,464,067

0330-0104
For the salaries of the justices of the land court department of the trial court ............................................. $760,943

0330-0105
For the salaries of the justices of the Boston municipal court $3,743,635

0330-0106
For the salaries of the justices of the housing court department of the trial court ........................................... $1,277,548

0330-0107
For the salaries of the justices of the juvenile court department of the trial court ........................................... $5,177,161

The Governor reduced the following item:

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 chief justice for administration and management shall expend funds for the purposes of acquiring, through a lease agreement, suitable space in the town of Belchertown for the district court of eastern Hampshire by April 1, 2007; provided further, that funds from this item or any other item shall not be expended for the cost associated with the district court of eastern Hampshire, unless said division is located in the town of Belchertown as of said date; provided further, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all criminal and civil business within the eastern Hampshire district court jurisdiction shall be conducted in the town of Belchertown as of said date; provided further, that the chief justice shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than September 1, 2006 detailing the status of said lease agreement; provided further, that the chief justice for administration and management shall, in consultation with the chief justice of the juvenile court department and the commissioner of the department of capital asset management, submit a report on or before October 1, 2006 assessing the feasibility of expanding the leased space currently utilized by the Dedham Session of the Norfolk County Division of the Juvenile Court Department at 55 Allied Drive in Dedham and renegotiating the existing lease for such premises; 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 chapter 30, or any general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, pursuant to said section 9A of said chapter 30, 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 chapter 31, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term or an office or position under section 7 of chapter 30, 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 chapter 32; 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 not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the restoration and replacement of the dome and torch of the Bristol county superior court; 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 section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of cases in which the assessment was reduced or waived by a judge or clerk-magistrate within the courts; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board on or before January 14, 2007; and provided further, that not less than $9,903,211 shall be expended for the rental of county court facilities, in accordance with section 4 of chapter 29A of the General Laws; and provided further, that all county facilities shall be reimbursed at 100 per cent from this item in fiscal year 2007.......... $131,912,460

0330-0317
For the operation and expenses of the Massachusetts sentencing commission, pursuant to chapter 211E of the General Laws. $234,170

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0330-0410
For alternative dispute resolution services for the trial court; provided, that the 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 $50,000 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 $29,558 shall be expended for Berkshire Mediation Services Inc.; provided further that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for North Central Court Services, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the North Shore Community Mediation Program in Salem; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for Metropolitan Mediation Services; 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the Mediation and Training Collaborative of Franklin County in Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for Framingham Court Mediation Services; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Dispute Resolution Center; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc., of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Greater Brockton Center for Dispute Resolution; provided further, that not less than $48,031 shall be expended for the Somerville Mediation Program; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the Middlesex Multi-door Court House Program; and provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Martha?s Vineyard Mediation Program; and provided further, that not less than $42,737 shall be expended for Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. in the city of Springfield; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Community Mediation of Worcester .................................. $967,326

0330-0441
For permanency mediation services in the probate and juvenile courts ......................................................... $540,000

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, 2007, detailing the number of court officers and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth...................................................... $59,614,924

0330-3333
The chief justice for administration and management may expend an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C, chapter 185, section 22 of chapter 218 and sections 2, 4A, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided, that the chief justice shall only expend or allocate funds from this item to the 7 departments of the trial court for the operation of the 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 before the expenditures or allocations are made; provided further, that the only revenue available for expenditure in this item for fiscal year 2007 shall be revenue collected from the fees in excess of the amount collected and deposited into the General Fund in fiscal year 2003 from the fees; provided further, that no? allocation shall occur until the schedules have been approved by the committees; provided further, that the fees shall continue to be transmitted to the treasurer for deposit into the General Fund before 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, the 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 ....................... $20,000,000

0330-3334
The chief justice for administration and management may expend an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided, that the chief justice shall expend or allocate funds from this item only to the district court and Boston Municipal Court departments of the trial court for the operation of those 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 before the expenditures or allocations are made; provided however, that the chief justice shall allocate or expend the funds authorized in this item in a manner that accounts for the individual district court?s compliance with section 13 of chapter 300 of the acts of 2002; and provided further, that the fees shall continue to be transmitted to the treasurer for deposit into the General Fund before the expenditure authorized by this item .............................. $20,000,000

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0330-3335
For salary adjustments for clerks and assistant clerks and certain trial court employees pursuant to chapter 106 of the acts of 2005; provided, 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 before the expenditures or allocations are made $19,007,323

Superior Court Department

0331-0100
For the administrative office of the superior court department ....................................................... $6,248,393

0331-0300
For medical malpractice tribunals established in accordance with the provisions of section 60B of chapter 231 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 .. $716,338

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 .. $201,536

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 .. $858,760

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 .. $160,515

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 $1,447,990

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 .. $299,747

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 $1,288,286

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 .. $310,264

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 $3,232,440

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 .. $135,265

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 $1,186,622

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 $1,087,829

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 ....................................................... $2,974,243

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 ....................................................... $1,940,875

0331-3404
For an education and community outreach pilot program to be administered in the Suffolk superior 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 $1,070,743

District Court Department.

0332-0100
For the administrative office of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program .................. $858,068

0332-1100
For the first district court of Barnstable .............. $536,692

0332-1200
For the second district court of Barnstable at Orleans .. $385,694

0332-1203
For the third district court of Barnstable at Falmouth .. $385,344

0332-1300
For the district court of northern Berkshire at Adams, North Adams and Williamstown ............................................ $272,317

0332-1400
For the district court of central Berkshire at Pittsfield $419,655

0332-1500
For the district court of southern Berkshire at Great Barrington and Lee ......................................................... $232,106

0332-1600
For the first district court of Bristol at Taunton ...... $706,373

0332-1700
For the second district court of Bristol at Fall River .. $876,214

0332-1800
For the third district court of Bristol at New Bedford .. $946,315

0332-1900
For the fourth district court of Bristol at Attleboro ... $583,774

0332-2000
For the district court of Edgartown ..................... $169,016

0332-2100
For the first district court of Essex at Salem .......... $698,915

0332-2300
For the third district court of Essex at Ipswich ........ $197,955

0332-2400
For the central district court of northern Essex at Haverhill $594,818

0332-2500
For the district court of eastern Essex at Gloucester ... $298,508

0332-2600
For the district court of Lawrence .................... $1,095,147

0332-2700
For the district court of southern Essex at Lynn ........ $806,500

0332-2800
For the district court of Newburyport ................... $491,593

0332-2900
For the district court of Peabody ....................... $502,084

0332-3000
For the district court of Greenfield .................... $341,966

0332-3100
For the district court of Orange ........................ $281,048

0332-3200
For the district court of Chicopee ...................... $418,616

0332-3300
For the district court of Holyoke ....................... $438,297

0332-3400
For the district court of eastern Hampden at Palmer ..... $301,552

0332-3500
For the district court of Springfield ................. $1,706,366

0332-3600
For the district court of western Hampden at Westfield .. $287,861

0332-3700
For the district court of Hampshire at Northampton ...... $619,005

0332-3800
For the district court of eastern Hampshire at Belchertown $165,631

0332-3900
For the district court of Lowell ...................... $1,205,584

0332-4000
For the district court of Somerville .................. $1,129,155

0332-4100
For the district court of Newton ........................ $366,447

0332-4200
For the district court of Marlborough ................... $296,888

0332-4300
For the district court of Natick ........................ $418,616

0332-4400
For the first district court of eastern Middlesex at Malden $574,505

0332-4500
For the second district court of eastern Middlesex at Waltham $487,954

0332-4600
For the third district court of eastern Middlesex at Cambridge ....................................................... $1,223,279

0332-4700
For the fourth district court of eastern Middlesex at Woburn $675,132

0332-4800
For the first district court of northern Middlesex at Ayer $368,553

0332-4900
For the first district court of southern Middlesex at Framingham ......................................................... $774,063

0332-5000
For the district court of central Middlesex at Concord .. $389,025

0332-5100
For the district court of Nantucket ..................... $120,335

0332-5200
For the district court of northern Norfolk at Dedham .... $554,723

0332-5300
For the district court of East Norfolk at Quincy ...... $1,565,700

0332-5400
For the district court of western Norfolk at Wrentham ... $466,815

0332-5500
For the district court of southern Norfolk at Stoughton . $604,626

0332-5600
For the municipal court of Brookline .................... $345,274

0332-5700
For the district court of Brockton .................... $1,113,955

0332-5800
For the second district court of Plymouth at Hingham .... $636,849

0332-5900
For the third district court of Plymouth at Plymouth? ... $790,980

0332-6000
For the fourth district court of Plymouth at Wareham? ... $666,744

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 .................................. $831,083

0332-6900
For the central district court of Worcester ........... $1,534,374

0332-7000
For the district court of Fitchburg ..................... $502,366

0332-7100
For the district court of Leominster .................... $395,211

0332-7200
For the district court of Winchendon .................... $137,821

0332-7300
For the first district court of northern Worcester at Gardner $351,555

0332-7400
For the first district court of eastern Worcester at Westborough ......................................................... $399,279

0332-7500
For the second district court of eastern Worcester at Clinton $275,209

0332-7600
For the district court of southern Worcester at Dudley .. $475,146

0332-7700
For the second district court of southern Worcester at Uxbridge $316,362

0332-7800
For the third district court of southern Worcester at Milford $302,513

0332-7900
For the district court of western Worcester at East Brookfield $316,156

Probate and Family Court Department .

0333-0002
For the administrative office of the probate and family court department ....................................................... $1,307,828

0333-0100
For the Barnstable probate court ........................ $981,581

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 ......................... $515,505

0333-0300
For the Bristol probate court ......................... $1,619,752

0333-0400
For the Dukes probate court ............................. $122,327

0333-0500
For the Essex probate court ........................... $1,305,319

0333-0600
For the Franklin probate court .......................... $519,668

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0333-0700
For the Hampden probate court? ........................ $2,607,285

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 ......................... $645,228

0333-0900
For the Middlesex probate court ....................... $3,377,715

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

0333-0913
For the Middlesex community access program of community outreach and education; provided, that the program shall be targeted at low income persons who experience educational and language barriers to court access; and provided further, that the program shall be administered by the register of probate of Middlesex county.............. $191,719

0333-1000
For the Nantucket probate court ......................... $175,577

0333-1100
For the Norfolk probate court ......................... $1,515,401

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

0333-1200
For the Plymouth probate court ........................ $1,359,173

0333-1300
For the Suffolk probate court ......................... $2,240,115

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 ............... $250,000

0333-1400
For the Worcester probate court ....................... $1,682,350

0333-1411
For the Worcester probate court family services clinic .. $189,362

Land Court Department.

0334-0001
For the operation of the land court ................... $2,386,331

Boston Municipal Court Department .

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 $103,132

0336-0100
For the Boston housing court ............................ $932,876

0336-0200
For the western division of the housing court ........... $691,755

0336-0300
For the Worcester county housing court .................. $694,614

0336-0400
For the southeastern division of the housing court .... $1,214,514

0336-0500
For the northeastern division of the housing court ...... $650,698

Juvenile Court Department

0337-0002
For the administrative office of the juvenile court department $895,237

0337-0100
For the Suffolk county juvenile courts ................ $1,250,224

0337-0200
For the Bristol juvenile court ........................ $1,248,840

0337-0300
For the Hampden county juvenile courts; provided further, that $145,841 shall be expended for the CASA program in the Springfield Juvenile Courts ................................................ $1,297,623

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 ....................................................... $1,083,597

0337-0500
For the Barnstable county juvenile court, including the Barnstable county juvenile court located in the town of Plymouth ... $737,608

0337-0600
For the Essex county juvenile courts; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the CASA program in the Lawrence Juvenile Court ....................................................... $1,055,220

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 the Northampton, Greenfield, Orange and Ware District Courts .................................................. $686,132

0337-0800
For the Plymouth county juvenile courts; provided further, that $72,920 shall be expended for the CASA program, in Plymouth County Juvenile Courts .................................................. $790,686

0337-0900
For the Berkshire county juvenile courts; provided further, that $54,690 shall be expended for a Berkshire CASAprogram, in the Berkshire County Juvenile Courts ......................................... $499,471

0337-1000
For the Middlesex county juvenile courts .............. $1,104,188

0337-1100
For the Norfolk county juvenile courts .................. $916,996

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0339-1001
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that notwithstanding the any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the 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 the 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 no funds shall be expended from this line item to cover the costs of building leases; provided further, that notwithstanding 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 there shall be two regional program managers funded from this item who shall be responsible for the oversight of the management and daily operation of the probation electronic monitoring program; provided further, that the 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 not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the purpose of funding the position an academy coordinator (1) and custodial staff (1), at the Central Massachusetts Probation Training Academy located in the town of Clinton; provided further, that the office shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the progress of eligibility verification with the department; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be 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 ........................................ $129,049,842

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0339-1003
For the operation of the trial court office of community corrections, including the costs of personnel; provided, that not less then $75,000 shall be expended for the position of manager of community service to coordinate community service projects with state government agencies; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this line item to cover the costs of building leases........................... $5,862,043

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

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 2007; 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, 2007; 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................. $16,199,621

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0339-2100
For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter 234A of the General Laws ................................... $2,310,457 $2,164,249

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; 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; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer ...................... $15,446,370

0340-0101
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney?s office............................... $345,683

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following; (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by said office in calendar year? 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in said program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer...................................................... $12,113,638

0340-0201
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney?s office .................... $478,682

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

Eastern District Attorney.

0340-0300
For the Eastern 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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007;? provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer; and provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program $8,351,755

0340-0301
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney?s office............................... $447,132

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer? ....................................................... $8,277,330

0340-0401
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney?s office .................... $393,480

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer ................ $7,265,407

0340-0501
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney?s office .............................. $322,619

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in said fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the salaries and expenses of a children?s advocacy project; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer ....................... $4,717,216

0340-0601
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampshire/Franklin district attorney?s office............ $226,191

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer ................ $8,074,889

0340-0701
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney?s office .............................. $416,910

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer ................ $6,564,669

0340-0801
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney?s office............................... $340,554

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer . $6,695,993

0340-0901
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney?s office .............................. $318,380

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

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; 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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that not more than $20,000 be expended for Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center at Children?s Cove in Hyannis; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer . $3,464,863

0340-1001
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney?s office....................... $271,954

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

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, 2007 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2006 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 the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2007 detailing the office?s use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) amount of the funds deposited into the office?s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2007; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2007 detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) name and address of the law firms; (3) duties performed by the personnel; and (4) benefits and cost savings associated with the program; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer ................ $3,167,184

0340-1101
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney?s office .................... $126,739

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

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 2007 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 the department shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the eleven district attorneys offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each said district attorney?s office for further investigation; (2) the number of said referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (3) the number of cases referred to each said district attorneys office that remain open as of the date for submission of said report; and (4) the number of cases resulting a criminal prosecution, and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that said? report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and mean on or before March 15, 2007; 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, 2007; 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 2007 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 the association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2007 detailing, by district attorney office, all sources of revenue, including, but not limited to, federal and state grants that were received in fiscal year 2006, and the amount of each source of revenue ....................................................... $1,785,056

0340-8908
For the costs associated with maintaining the association?s wide area network ............................................... $1,342,463

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 funds may be expended for the governor?s commission on mental retardation; and provided further that the advisory council on Alzheimer diseases 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 2007 ................ $5,085,741

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

0511-0000
For the operation of the office of the secretary; provided, that the office shall submit a report detailing staffing patterns for each program operated by the office; provided further, that the 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 the office shall submit the report not later than January 31, 2007 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 before the transfer; provided further, that each register of deeds using electronic record books shall ensure that all methods of electronically recording instruments conform to any regulation or standard established by the state secretary or the records conservation board, and those regulations shall be promulgated no later than June 30, 2007....... $6,902,837

0511-0001
The state secretary may 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 the sales, licensure or user agreements in an amount not to exceed $50,000 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......... $50,000

0511-0200
For the operation of the state archives division......... $539,562

0511-0230
For the operation of the records center.................. $156,185

0511-0250
For the operation of the archives facility............... $475,775

0511-0260
For the operation of the commonwealth museum provided further, no less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for the Commonwealth Museum located at the Massachusetts Archives in Dorchester to renovate existing space of the Museum that will exhibit many treasures of the Commonwealth including the original 1692 Charter of Province of Massachusetts Bay, the Massachusetts Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence .......................................... $1,697,455

0511-0270
The Secretary of State shall contract with the UMass Donahue Institute for not less than $100,000 to provide the Commonwealth with technical assistance on US Census Data and prepare annual population estimates......................................................... $100,000

0511-0420
For the operation of the address confidentiality program. $112,991

0517-0000
For the printing of public documents..................... $907,957

The Governor reduced the following item and disapproved the wording as indicated:

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, Lawrence and Worcester; provided further, that not less than $43,700 shall be expended for the establishment of the Lawrence Election Monitoring Program; 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, 2007 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 ..................................... $5,337,343 $5,293,643

0521-0001
For the operation of the central voter registration computer system; provided, 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, 2007.......................... $5,462,603

0524-0000
For providing information to voters.................... $1,201,161

0526-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts Historical Commission $991,125

0527-0100
For the operation of the ballot law commission............ $12,380

0528-0100
For the operation of the records conservation board....... $39,307

0540-0900
For the registry of deeds located in Lawrence in the former county of Essex.................................................... $841,658

0540-1000
For the registry of deeds located in Salem in the former county of Essex....................................................... $2,713,400

0540-1100
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Franklin $581,706

0540-1200
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Hampden $2,179,148

0540-1300
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Hampshire $608,341

0540-1400
For the registry of deeds located in Lowell in the former county of Middlesex.............................................. $1,387,541

0540-1500
For the registry of deeds located in Cambridge in the former county of Middlesex.............................................. $3,557,583

0540-1600
For the registry of deeds located in Adams in the former county of Berkshire................................................ $315,830

0540-1700
For the registry of deeds located in Pittsfield in the former county of Berkshire................................................ $559,729

0540-1800
For the registry of deeds located in Great Barrington in the former county of Berkshire...................................... $266,796

0540-1900
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Suffolk $2,287,172

0540-2000
For the registry of deeds located in Fitchburg in the former county of Worcester................................................ $787,067

0540-2100
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester in the former county of Worcester.................................... $2,111,416

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0540-2500
For moving and relocation costs for the Essex registry of deeds, northern district; Essex registry of deeds, southern district; and Worcester registry of deeds; provided, that the secretary shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 30, 2007 detailing the exact cost of each move provided further, that a? report regarding the status of structures and locations of each registry of deeds funded in this section shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before December 31, 2006; provided further, that the report shall state, for each registry of deeds funded in this section, whether the space occupied by the registry is owned or leased by the commonwealth, the start and end dates of each current lease for the registry, the amount of square footage occupied by each registry and whether there is an immediate or otherwise projected need for the registry to increase the square footage it occupies;........................................... $4,832,633

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 section 8 of chapter 258B; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the board on or before January 31, 2007; and provided further, that the treasurer?s office shall pay half of the administrative costs of the municipal finance oversight board from this item................................................... $7,385,102

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

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; 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......................... $1,875,098

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%

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............................................... $25,000

0610-2000
For payments made to veterans pursuant to section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005;? provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $150,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments...................................... $3,643,000

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

0611-1010
For the cost of life insurance premiums for National Guard members pursuant to section 88B of chapter 33 of the General Laws $1,170,000

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 chapter 58 of the General Laws.......................................... $25,300,000

0611-5800
For distribution to each city and town within which racing meetings are? conducted pursuant to section 18D of chapter 58 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 section 100A 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 not later than November 15, 2006 the treasurer shall submit a report to the secretary of administration and finance and the chairpersons of the house and senate ways and means committees on the feasibility of incorporating a factor in the lottery distribution formula to account for statewide variances in lottery sales in each community; provided further, that the state lottery commission will perform a study of programs to ensure responsible gaming habits for consumers; provided further, that the commission shall provide results of the study to the chairpersons of the house and senate ways and means committees not later than December 31, 2006;? 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...................... $76,388,336

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; and 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 .......................................... $1,263,481

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

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

0640-0013
For the costs of the anti-litter program; provided, that said lottery may continue to 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? 2007 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; and 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 $355,945

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL.

The Governor reduced the following item and disapproved the wording as indicated:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

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 chapter 10 of the General Laws in amounts and at times as the council may determine pursuant to section 54 of said chapter 10; 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 section 1 of chapter 150E of the General Laws and shall be placed in the appropriate bargaining unit; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be allocated to increase the Local Cultural Council Grant Program to provide for a minimum grant of $4,000 per municipality; and provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to establish the Cultural Tourism Initiative under the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which shall provide matching funds for marketing programs created through regional or local partnerships between tourism professional and non-profit cultural organizations through four pilot programs to be created in four different regions of the state......................... $8,650,000 $7,459,051

0640-0350
For the purposes of cultural resources pursuant to section 36 of chapter 69 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; and 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

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0640-0351
For the John and Abigail Adams Arts Program, 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 the 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....................... $2,000,000 $1,500,000

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 section 38C of chapter 29 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, 2007, 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, 2007; 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 section 2O of chapter 29 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..................... $1,781,299,000

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.......... $78,987,000

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 chapter 29 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 the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 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 section 10 of chapter 11 of the acts of 1997 an amount to be used to pay the interest due on notes of the commonwealth issued pursuant to section 9 of said chapter 11 and secured by the Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Note Trust Fund............ $60,995,000

0699-9200
For certain debt service contract assistance to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in accordance with chapter?? 23G of the General Laws.......................................... $10,161,888

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 chapter 7 of the General Laws and shared oversight of the central artery/third harbor tunnel project; provided further, that not less than $67,250 shall be expended for the position of executive director of the central artery/third harbor tunnel project oversight coordination commission, as established in section 2B of chapter 205 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 said section 2B; and provided further, that the auditor?s office shall pay half of the administrative costs of the municipal finance oversight board from this item...... $15,428,202

0710-0100
For the operation of the division of local mandates ..... $623,699

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 .. $1,629,595

0710-0225
For the operation of the Medicaid Audit Unit within the Division of Audit Operations in an effort to prevent and to identify fraud and abuse in the MassHealth system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this line item shall not be less than 50 per cent; and provided further, that the division shall submit a report no later than December 1, 2006 to the house and senate committee ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the MassHealth system ....................................... $450,000

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 for 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 for a safe neighborhood initiative program in the Grove Hall area of Boston; 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 the Dorchester district of the city of Boston and in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that the public proceedings unit shall review the water rate increases; provided further, that not 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; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the National TenPoint Leadership Foundation to reduce gang-related violence in the cities of Brockton, Worcester and Springfield; and provided further, that $260,000 shall be expended for the Ella J. Baker House in the city of Boston for violence prevention programs for high-risk youth....................................... $22,687,962

0810-0004
For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 258C 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 chapter 258C 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 section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws ...................... $2,156,000

0810-0006
For the rental costs and unavoidable space rental lease obligations associated with certain divisions of the office of the attorney general located in the Leverett Saltonstall building........... $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 not withstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 of the General Laws, shall equal the amount expended from this item and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of? Massachusetts ratepayers............................................. $1,609,028

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.................................... $2,656,033

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....................................................... $3,105,528

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 ............................... $1,389,979

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 $432,026 .......................... $432,026

0810-0399
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 $280,164; 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 the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws.................................. $280,164

Victim and Witness Assistance Board

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0840-0100
For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that the board 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, 2007 .................... $596,776

0840-0101
For the salaries and administration of the safeplan advocacy program, to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that the? office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2007 a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies........................................... $720,116

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

0900-0100
For the operation of the state ethics commission....... $1,535,370

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

0910-0200
For the operation of the office of the inspector general $2,716,695

0910-0210
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 ....................................................... $1,109,853

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

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, 2007 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 before 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 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 ........................ $9,089,154

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Office of the Secretary.

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, 2006; 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 the secretary of administration and finance in conjunction with the trial court, the executive office of health and human services, the division of capital asset management and maintenance, the bureau of state office buildings and the division of energy resources, shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means concerning the commonwealth's energy costs, which shall include, but not be limited to: (a) energy consumption and costs incurred by commonwealth-owned or operated facilities, including the state house, state office buildings, hospitals, courthouses, correction facilities and? related properties, (b) cost saving initiatives relating to energy consumption and procurement, (c) the energy consumption and costs for all vehicles operated by the commonwealth and its subsidiary secretariats and agencies, and (d) the current status of the state?s energy infrastructure and plans for either replacement or conversion of existing systems; provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than January 26, 2007; and 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 item 1000-0001........ $3,529,636

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 $6,810,000 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees, parking fees and any and all other sources pertaining to the operations of said center; provided, 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....................................................... $6,810,000

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; and 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 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before January 11, 2007 ........................................ $359,208

1102-3214
For the state transportation building; provided, that the division may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $7,290,000 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.... $7,290,000

1102-3231
For the Springfield state office building; provided, that the division may expend not more than $750,000 in revenues from rents charged to agencies occupying the building for the maintenance and operation of the 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.................................. $750,000

1102-3232
For the division of capital asset maintenance and management; provided, that the division may expend not more than $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

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............................ $6,766,065

1102-3302
For the purposes of utility costs and associated contracts for the properties managed by the bureau of state office buildings $6,917,582

1102-3306
For the maintenance and joint operation of the state house under the jurisdiction of the state superintendent of state office buildings and the legislature?s joint committee on rules; 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 materials and services................................... $750,000

1107-2400
For the office on disability............................. $703,456

Disabled Persons Protection Commission.

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............................................ $1,873,986

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...................................... $482,554

Group Insurance Commission.

The Governor reduced the following item:

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................................ $3,068,229 $2,718,229

The Governor reduced the following item and disapproved the wording as indicated:

1108-5200
For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2007; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds in this item shall not be available during the accounts-payable period of fiscal year 2007, and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2007; 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 self insured plans 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 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 1 year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the 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 chapter 32A and for the purposes of section 14 of 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 the commonwealth’s share of the premiums for active state employees and their dependents shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth’s share of the premiums for active state employees hired after June 30, 2003 and their dependents shall be 80 per cent; and provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means by April 1 of each year of the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of group insurance premiums for the next fiscal year.......... $976,037,643 $853,092,760

1108-5350
For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments $895,032

1108-5400
For the costs of the retired municipal teachers’ premiums and the audit of such premiums...................................... $79,853,475

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............................................... $6,727,448

Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

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; and 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 $1,181,676

George Fingold Library.

1120-4005
For the administration of the library; provided, that the library shall maintain regular hours of operation from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ....................................................... $1,275,012

1120-4006
The George Fingold Library may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $20,000 from the fees charged for copying services; provided the Library shall submit a report that details revenue collected and expenditures made to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before January 1, 2007 .............................. $20,000

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, 2003 ; provided, that on or before November 1, 2006 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 the 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, 2007 ; provided further, that the commission shall identify in the 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, 2006 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 the report the total number of new cases filed in fiscal year 2006 and the total number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2006; 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........ $2,274,386

1150-5104
The Massachusetts commission against discrimination may expend not more than $1,901,000 from 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 2007 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.... $1,901,000

1150-5116
The Massachusetts commission against discrimination may expend not more than $14,089 from revenues collected from fees charged for the training and certification of diversity trainers for the operation of the discrimination prevention certification program........... $14,089

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, Springfield, Pittsfield, Fall River, and Worcester and in the Hyannis section of the town of Barnstable; provided further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to the municipal data bank; 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; provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this account may not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12 month period; and provided further, that in order to increase participation in the earned income credit program, the department shall (a) not later than January 1, 2007, provide to every employer without charge a notice in conformity with clause (iii) of subsection (d) of section 62A of chapter 151A of the General Laws concerning the availability of the federal and state earned income credits including the option to receive the credit in paychecks throughout the year and require every employer to post the notice in conformity with section 16 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, (b) work with the chambers of commerce, municipalities, community-based organizations, taxpayer advocates and labor organizations to ensure the widest possible dissemination of information concerning the availability of the credits and (c) not later than March 1, 2007, file a report with the joint committee on revenue and the house and senate committees on ways and means concerning its efforts under this proviso to increase earned income credit participation.......................... $119,846,062

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

1201-0130
The department of revenue is hereby authorized to expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $9,640,000 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that said auditors shall discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth, obtain said delinquent returns, and collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; 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 therefor as reported in the state accounting system......................... $9,640,000

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 those agencies may expend the 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 the 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 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 the authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system for federal incentives and said network in accounts 1201-0161 and 1201-0410 ..... $50,248,742

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 the following item:

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; provided, that the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways means and the secretary of administration and finance no later than October 1, 2006 that shall include, but not be limited to the following; (a) an analysis of the options for reducing operating costs of the authority; (b) the use of contracts with private entities for the operation and maintenance of facilities owned or operated by the authority; and (c) the cost savings and any legislation necessary to effectuate the proposed recommendations of the report. $25,000,000

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 the 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.......................................... $18,200,000

1232-0200
For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established by section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the 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 said chapter 21J; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than February 16, 2007 ................................................... $1,865,411

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, 2006 on the number of hearings held at each location .. $1,899,686

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

1410-0010
For the operation of the department of veterans’ services; provided, that the department may fund a housing specialist from this item; 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; 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 Korean War Memorial located in the shipyard park of the Charlestown Navy Yard; and provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade........................................... $2,012,187

1410-0012
For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that the 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 these centers shall also provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001, and their families; 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 $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 $144,879 shall be obligated for a contract with the Puerto Rican Veterans Association of Massachusetts, Inc., in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $131,500 shall be obligated for a contract with Nam Vets Association of the Cape and Islands in the Hyannis section of the town of Barnstable; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for veteran’s services to be administered by the Falmouth veterans agent through the Falmouth Free Clinic and Community Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Disabled American Veterans organization; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be earmarked and obligated to Boston metropolitan area for a contract with the Puerto Rican Veterans Association of Massachusetts, Inc; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Veterans Association of Bristol County in Fall River; 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 $80,000 shall be expended to United Veterans of America for the purpose of providing services to homeless veterans in Berkshire County; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Middleboro Veterans’ Outreach Center; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the oral history project at the Morse Institute Library in Natick; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Mason Square Area Veterans Outreach Center, so-called, in the city of Springfield..................... $1,663,185

1410-0015
For the women veterans’ outreach program.................. $42,282

1410-0018
The department may expend not more than $300,000 for the maintenance and operation of Agawam and Winchendon veterans’ cemeteries from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts or other contributions to the cemeteries; prior appropriations continued .............. $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 $652,395 shall be obligated for a contract with the Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans Housing Program, Inc., in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $625,105 shall be obligated for a contract with the central Massachusetts Shelter for Homeless Veterans in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $220,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the United Veterans of America shelter in the town of Leeds; provided further, that not less than $200,000 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 $199,405 shall be obligated for a contract with Unity House in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $190,000 shall be obligated for a contract with Habitat P.L.U.S. in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $100,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Benefit Clearinghouse in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be provided for a contract with the Mansion in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the Transition House in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $73,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Benefit Clearinghouse in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston; 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 $37,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Homestead in the town of Hyannis; provided further, that not less than $42,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the Turner House located in the town of Williamstown; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for transitional services at Our Neighbor’s Table in Amesbury........................... $2,571,930

1410-0251
For 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; provided, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for capital improvements............. $3,176,703

1410-0300
For the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that the 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 2007 shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein; and provided further, that the secretary 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............................................... $16,859,688

1410-0400
For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid for veterans’ benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided, 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 the training program shall be to maximize federal assistance available for veterans and to assure that the 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 the 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 the veterans’ agents or directors of veterans’ services in the training program, the costs of the 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 the 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 executive office 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 executive office 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 executive office; provided further, that the secretary 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; and provided further, that benefits awarded pursuant to section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income ...................................................... $14,412,585

1410-0630
For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon.................................... $871,662

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 $2,531,761

The Governor disapproved the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

1599-0042
For a reserve to improve the quality of the commonwealth’s early education and care system; provided, that payments from this reserve shall be distributed by the department of early education and care to increase reimbursement rates for subsidized early education and care; provided further, that the increases shall be directed to expenditures for salaries, benefits, and stipends for professional development of early education and care workers or programmatic quality improvements; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to adjust said rates by an equal percentage for all said providers; provided further, that the remainder of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to adjust said rates so as to reduce disparities between said rates, relative to the relevant private market rates, including such disparities as those between the rates paid for the same type of care from items 3000-3050, 3000-4050 and 4060 and those paid from item 3000-4000, those between the rates paid for services for infants and toddlers and those paid for services for other children, and those between the rates paid for services provided by family child care providers and those paid for services provided by other providers; and provided further, that all said adjustments shall be subject to the approval of the board of early education and care...................................................... $12,500,000

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.................................... $5,337,628

1599-0050
For Route 3 North contract assistance payments........ $26,755,000

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

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.................... $54,907,283 $54,618,383

The Governor reduced the following item:

1599-1970
For a reserve for the Massachusetts turnpike authority for costs incurred in fiscal year 2006 for the operation and maintenance of the central artery/tunnel project pursuant to chapter 235 of the acts of 1998 ................................................. $56,000,000 $25,000,000

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, 2006 which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) 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; and (b) a statement of how many salt storage facilities in the commonwealth are in conformity with section 7A of chapter 85 of the General Laws and how many are not...................................................... $10,500,000

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 the current fiscal year 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;....................... $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 . $7,852,853

The Governor reduced the following item:

The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

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 ............................... $9,308,806 $9,208,706

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

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 ....................................................... $1,450,000

The Governor disapproved the following item:

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 earning 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, 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 executive office of health and human services 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, 2007 the executive office 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 the adjustment in fiscal year 2007 and the average percentage 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 early education and 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 2007 cost of salary adjustments and any other associated employee costs authorized thereunder shall not exceed $28,000,000; provided further, that the executive office shall submit an allocation schedule to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days after disbursement of funds; provided further, that the annualized cost of the adjustments in fiscal year 2008 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..................................... $28,000,000

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, 2007, have developed a plan for the spending of all funds for fiscal year 2007, and developed a sound fiscal spending plan for fiscal year 2008; 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, 2007 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, 2007; provided further, that the board shall also provide a projection of all county funds to be collected for fiscal year 2007 and 2008; provided further, that the board shall release all funds from fiscal year 2007 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 shall be transferred from this item to another item until all of the aforementioned restrictions and conditions have been satisfied ............................................ $39,569,632

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 ............................................... $2,700,000

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 secretary of administration and finance shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; 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 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 those agreements shall include all fixed percentage 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................................................... $4,084,842

1750-0102
The human resources division may expend not more than $1,327,500 from revenues collected 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

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 the program......................................................... $104,483

1750-0119
For