Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services, shall develop a schedule for transferring not less than $9,500,000 from the General Fund to the Essential Community Provider Trust Fund established under section 2PPP of chapter 29 of the General Laws. This transfer shall be effective as of June 30, 2007, and all funds made available under this section shall be distributed to hospitals in accordance with subsection (b) of section 1 of chapter 175 of the acts of 2006.
SECTION 2. Section 1 shall take effect on June 30, 2007.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved October 1, 2007.