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  • Chapter 140 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2007 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are forthwith to make supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2007 and to make certain changes in law, 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 supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2007, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in those appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act or in those appropriation acts, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this act shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2008. The sums in said section 2 shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.
SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY
Committee for Public Counsel Services

0321-1510 ........................................................ $19,962,716

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
Suffolk District Attorney

0340-0100............................................................. $44,849

Northern District Attorney

0340-0200............................................................. $44,849
0340-0201............................................................. $28,000

Eastern District Attorney

0340-0300............................................................. $44,849
0340-0301............................................................. $50,000

Middle District Attorney

0340-0400............................................................ $489,826
0340-0401............................................................. $11,079

Hampden District Attorney

0340-0500............................................................. $44,849
0340-0501............................................................. $75,454

Northwestern District Attorney

0340-0600............................................................. $44,849
0340-0601............................................................. $20,000

Norfolk District Attorney

0340-0700............................................................. $44,849

Plymouth District Attorney

0340-0800............................................................ $549,501
0340-0801............................................................. $42,900

Bristol District Attorney

0340-0900............................................................ $265,221

Cape and Islands District Attorney

0340-1000............................................................. $44,849
0340-1001............................................................. $56,527

Berkshire District Attorney

0340-1100............................................................. $44,849
0340-1101............................................................. $92,500

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth

0521-0000............................................................ $311,259

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL
Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General

0610-0050............................................................ $400,000

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
Office of the State Comptroller

1599-3384.......................................................... $5,180,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Department of Revenue

1232-0100.......................................................... $8,702,000

Human Resources Division

1750-0300............................................................ $474,317

Information Technology Division

1790-0100............................................................ $344,640

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Department of Fish and Game

2300-0100............................................................ $684,194

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

4000-0500......................................................... $16,034,434

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

4120-2000.......................................................... $2,893,000

DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE
Department of Early Education and Care

3000-6050............................................................ $600,000

Board of Library Commissioners

7000-9401............................................................ $385,710

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Department of Housing and Community Development

7004-0099............................................................ $600,000
7004-9005.......................................................... $5,027,654

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Military Division

8700-0001............................................................ $272,000

Sheriffs

8910-0110............................................................ $250,000

SECTION 2A. To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this section shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2008. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Office of the Governor

0411-1003.. For costs associated with maintaining and enhancing the commonwealth’s Washington, DC office for the purpose of better coordinating all activities and programs that receive or may potentially receive federal funds or are regulated by federal agencies............... $453,292

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance

1100-1200.. For the executive office for administration and finance to carry out expanded responsibilities associated with an analysis of the commonwealth’s capital planning, the development of performance budgeting, and improving the efficiency of state government $500,000

1599-0053.. For a special commission established by executive order that will prepare a 10-year strategic plan for the systemic reform of public education in the commonwealth............................ $200,000

1599-4231.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the National Association of Government Employees, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................ $15,920,000

1599-4232.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (Unit 2), and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that in order to implement articles 19 and 25 of the agreement, $195,000 shall be available through June 30, 2009......................................... $10,716,559

1599-4233.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2007 and 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (Units 8 and 10), and to meet the fiscal year 2007 and 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that in order to implement articles 19 and 23A of the agreement, $296,255 shall be available through June 30, 2009....................... $29,501,423

1599-4234.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2007 and 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (Unit 4), and to meet the fiscal year 2007 and 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means................... $50,234,843

1599-4235.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (Unit 9), and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that in order to implement article 23A of the agreement, $20,000 shall be available through June 30, 2009....................................................... $5,646,168

1599-4236.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Berkshire sheriff's department and the International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, Local R1-297, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means...................... $214,827

1599-4237.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Berkshire sheriff's department and the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office Employees' Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means...................... $138,739

1599-4238.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Franklin sheriff's department and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 404, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means...................... $139,220

1599-4239.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Franklin sheriff's department and the Non-Unit Employees Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................... $251,580

1599-4240.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Essex sheriff's department and the International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, Local R1-27, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means...................... $257,706

1599-4241.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2007 and 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Essex sheriff's department and the Essex County Correctional Officers Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2007 and 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means.................... $1,205,169

1599-4242.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampden sheriff's department and the International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, Local 248, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means...................... $580,214

1599-4243.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampden sheriff's department and the Hampden County Superior Correctional Officers Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means...................... $130,095

1599-4244.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampden sheriff's department and the Non-Uniformed Correctional Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan whic
h shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................... $660,877

1599-4245.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampshire sheriff's department and the United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 1459, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................... $132,582

1599-4246.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampshire sheriff's department and the Senior Correctional Officers Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means............................................ $48,426

1599-4247.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampshire sheriff's department and the Non-Uniform Correctional Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means............................................ $66,174

1599-4248.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampshire sheriff's department and the Sheriff's Office Treatment Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means............................................ $28,709
1599-4249.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Essex sheriff's department and the International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, Local R1-71, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means....................... $50,364

1599-4250.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, at the Middle, North, and South Berkshire registry of deeds, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 93, Local 653, at the Essex North and South registry of deeds, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 93, Local 414, at the Middlesex South registry of deeds, the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 6, at the Middlesex South registry of deeds, the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 6, at the Middlesex North registry of deeds, the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 6, at the Hampden registry of deeds, the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, at the Suffolk registry of deeds, the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, at the Worcester North registry of deeds, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................... $246,708

1599-4251.. For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Norfolk sheriff's office and the County Correctional Officer's Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2008 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions which otherwise would be covered by this agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine these adjustments and benefits for the confidential employees in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover these positions; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2008 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................... $356,720

1599-7050.. For the purposes of initial administrative and program expenses associated with the settlement agreement in the case of Rosie D. et al v. Romney, civil action No. 01-30199-MAP, entered into by MassHealth, the executive office of health and human services, the department of mental health, the department of youth services, and the department of social services; provided, however, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit to the executive office for administration and finance and to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than November 17, 2007, a report detailing the implementation of the settlement agreement, dated August 29, 2006, and entered into by the parties of said Rosie D. et al v. Romney, filed in the United States District Court in order to provide community-based services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances, which shall include a schedule detailing the commencement of services and the cost to implement the settlement by service type....... $7,797,429

1599-8700.. For a reserve to the town of Southbridge for a one-time payment related to the purchase of an armory............................. $737,000

1599-8900.. For a reserve for mental health costs at the department of corrections relating to the Hayes report on inmate suicide prevention and other corrective action recommendations...................... $6,906,646

Human Resources Division

1750-0202.. For one-time costs in carrying out the settlement agreement in Jacob Bradley v. City of Lynn, including establishing 2 additional firefighter physical abilities testing sites and converting the firefighter physical abilities test to a weighted and graded exam system ..... $350,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

4000-0050.. For the Personal Care Attendant quality home care workforce council established under section 29 of chapter 118G of the General Laws $852,113

Department of Transitional Assistance

4401-1100.. The department of transitional assistance may expend not more than $7,400,000 from revenue received from the United States Department of Agriculture for food stamp outreach and employment and training programs and any enhanced funding or bonuses; provided, that the department may expend such revenue for employment and training services provided to recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children....................................................... $2,400,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Department of Public Utilities

7006-0090.. The department of telecommunications and energy may expend revenues collected up to $375,000 for the operation of the energy facilities siting board............................................. $300,000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Department of Education

7061-9608.. For the costs associated with implementing a survey of all teachers in Massachusetts public schools to solicit their views regarding the environment for teaching and learning, including but not limited to facilities, resources, leadership, professional development, time, empowerment and other factors relevant to the quality of teaching and learning as well as the support and retention of teachers $200,000

BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

7066-0115.. For the purposes of implementing section 15E of chapter 15A of the General Laws to encourage private fundraising by the commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education for the endowments and capital outlay programs of those institutions; provided, that funds shall be disbursed on a quarterly basis in proportion to the amount of funds raised by each institution; provided further, that the board of higher education shall implement this program in a manner which ensures that each institution shall have an equal opportunity to secure matching funds from this item; provided further, that $7,000,000 shall be allocated to University of Massachusetts campuses; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be allocated to state college campuses; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be allocated to community college campuses; provided further, that if any funds allocated herein for disbursement to state and community college campuses shall be unused, the remaining funds shall be made available to University of Massachusetts’ campuses............................... $13,000,000

SECTION 2B. To provide for supplementing certain intragovernmental chargeback authorizations in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2007, to provide for certain unanticipated intragovernmental chargeback authorizations, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current intragovernmental chargeback authorizations, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby authorized from the Intragovernmental Service Fund for the several purposes specified in this section or in the appropriation acts, and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this section shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2008. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously authorized and made available for the purposes of those items.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Department of State Police

8100-0002............................................................ $376,460

SECTION 2C.I. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2008 balances of appropriations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2007, the unexpended balances of the maintenance appropriations listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for each item, and the unexpended balance of all appropriations in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system with a secretariat code of 01 or 17, are hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 of the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2007; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in section 2 of the general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2A or in prior appropriation acts. Amounts in this section are re-appropriated from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 of the general appropriation act; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in section 2 of the general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-appropriated from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2A or in prior appropriation acts. The sums re-appropriated in this section shall be in addition to any amounts available for these purposes.

JUDICIARY
Committee for Public Counsel Services

0321-1513............................................................ $375,000

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth

0511-0260............................................................ $747,905
0540-2500.......................................................... $1,533,112

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance

1100-1100............................................................ $150,000
1100-1560.......................................................... $1,000,000
1599-2006.......................................................... $5,137,981
1599-2040.......................................................... $1,056,000
1599-3859.......................................................... $4,240,168
1599-4200............................................................. $11,000
1599-4201............................................................. $15,000
1599-6901............................................................ $651,385

Department of Veterans' Services

1410-0010............................................................. $25,744
1410-0251............................................................ $278,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs

2000-0100............................................................ $520,000
2000-9900............................................................ $250,000
2030-1000............................................................. $80,000

Department of Fish and Game

2300-0100............................................................. $50,000

Department of Agricultural Resources

2511-0100............................................................ $426,545

Department of Conservation and Recreation

2800-0100............................................................. $30,000
2800-0101............................................................ $125,000
2810-0100............................................................ $381,389
2820-0100............................................................ $270,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

4100-0060............................................................ $396,000

Department of Transitional Assistance

4400-1001............................................................ $700,000

Department of Public Health

4512-0500............................................................ $252,000
4570-1502............................................................ $185,000

Department of Social Services

4800-0015............................................................ $600,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS
Office of the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works

6000-0300.......................................................... $8,000,000
6010-0001............................................................. $55,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

7002-0013.......................................................... $1,240,370
7002-0045............................................................ $103,700

Department of Housing and Community Development

7004-0099............................................................ $905,565

Division of Banks

7006-0010............................................................ $100,000

Business and Technology

7007-0300............................................................ $370,000
7007-0900.......................................................... $2,995,428

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Department of Workforce Development

7002-0100............................................................ $500,000
7003-0701......................................................... $18,000,000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Department of Education

7027-0016.......................................................... $1,350,000
7030-1002............................................................ $400,000
7035-0006............................................................ $400,000
7061-0012............................................................. $25,000

BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Board of Higher Education

7070-0065............................................................ $437,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Security

8000-0000............................................................ $300,000
8000-0036.......................................................... $4,768,797
8000-0038............................................................ $250,000

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

8800-0400............................................................ $150,000

SECTION 2C.II. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2008 balances of retained revenue and intragovernmental chargeback authorizations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2007, the unexpended balances of the authorizations listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for each item, are hereby re-authorized for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2B of the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2007; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in section 2 or 2B of the general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-authorized for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2, 2A, or 2B or in prior appropriation acts. Amounts in this section are re-authorized from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2B of the general appropriation act; however, for items which do not appear in section 2 or 2B of the general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-authorized from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2, 2A, or 2B or in prior appropriation acts. The sums re-authorized in this section shall be in addition to any amounts available for those purposes.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Transitional Assistance

4401-1100.......................................................... $3,500,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Department of Public Utilities

7006-0090............................................................ $375,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Municipal Police Training Committee

8200-0222............................................................. $85,680

Department of Public Safety

8315-1020............................................................. $79,004

SECTION 3.
Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 1, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 1. The governor shall receive a salary of $140,535, and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure.

SECTION 4. Section 2 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “$124,920”, in line 1, the following words:- and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure.

SECTION 5. Said chapter 6 is hereby further amended by striking out section 162, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 162. There shall be an advisory board on compensation of officials, consisting of 5 members appointed by the governor. The board shall study the adequacy of compensation of officials and shall submit a report, including recommendations, to the general court the results of its study and its recommendations, if any, by filing the same with the clerk of the house of representatives on or before the first Wednesday in December of each odd-numbered year. Members of the board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

SECTION 6. Section 8 of chapter 7A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The comptroller shall set late charges and flat fees in accordance with section 29H of chapter 29.

SECTION 7. Subsection (a) of section 18 of said chapter 7A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clause (6) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

(6) that the comptroller may establish late charges and flat fees as provided in section 29H of chapter 29 and retain and expend them, without further appropriation, in consultation with the information technology division of the executive office for administration and finance, for the costs of electronic revenue collection options, including those under clause (4), that increase revenue and debt collection within the commonwealth.

SECTION 8. Section 1 of chapter 9 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “$124,920”, in line 8, the following words:- , and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure.

SECTION 9. Section 1 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “$124,920”, in line 3, the following words:- , and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure.

SECTION 10.
Said chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby further amended by inserting after section 35EE the following section:-
Section 35FF. There is hereby established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Massachusetts Alternative and Clean Energy Investment Trust Fund, hereinafter in this section referred to as the fund. The treasurer shall hold the fund in an account separate from other funds or accounts. There shall be credited to the fund any revenue from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited thereto. Monies deposited in the fund that are unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year.

SECTION 11.
Section 63 of said chapter 10, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 6 to 8, inclusive, the words “and (iii) for the period covering July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008, excess registry fees not required for the purposes of clauses (i) and (ii)” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (iii) the principal and interest expenses on bonds or notes issued after July 1, 2007 to pay costs of these projects; (iv) payments or credits to the federal government to reimburse it for any costs of the Central Artery/ Ted Williams Tunnel Project paid by the federal government for which it is entitled to reimbursement from amounts received and deposited in the fund; and (v) for the period covering July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2009, excess registry fees not required for the purposes of clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv).

SECTION 12. Section 1 of chapter 11 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “and”, in line 4, the following words:- an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure and the state auditor.

SECTION 13. Section 1 of chapter 12 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words “$127,523. He” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- $127,523, and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure. The attorney general.

SECTION 14. Section 15 of said chapter 12, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the figure “$117,499” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $144,508.

SECTION 15. Said section 15 of said chapter 12, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$144,508”, inserted by section 14, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $148,843.

SECTION 16. Section 27 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 45 to 48, inclusive, the words “such repayment proceeds shall be used for the benefit of low and moderate income tenants pursuant to this program; and provided, further, that MHFA shall not waive any loan in whole or in part” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- MHFA shall not waive any loan in whole or in part. The repayment proceeds shall be used by the MHFA for the benefit of low and moderate income households under this program and through the transfer of these repayments to the department, to be used under the direction of the undersecretary for housing and community development in support of the following: (i) payments to cities and towns pursuant to section 9 of chapter 40R; (ii) technical assistance to cities and towns engaged in comprehensive planning related to the development of affordable housing plans; and (iii) efforts to develop housing in collaboration with employers. The transfer of repayment proceeds shall occur annually commencing with an initial transfer of not more than $15,000,000.

SECTION 17. Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 29H, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 29H. (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, the comptroller may assess late charge rates, in addition to any other late fees or interest provided by law, against any person, entity or contractor owing an overdue payment to the commonwealth, or to a city, town housing or other authority or entity as provided under section 8 of chapter 7A, subject to the following provisions:-

(1) that the required payment date shall be the date on which payment is due under the laws, rules or regulations administered by the comptroller or other entity authorized to charge a late fee or interest; and

(2) that notice of intent to assess and collect late charges through debt collection, intercept, or other legal process shall be provided to the debtor prior to collection.

(b) The comptroller may adopt rules and regulations to implement this section.

(c) The comptroller shall deposit all late fees and interest that the comptroller collects on behalf of the commonwealth in the revenue account that pertains to the original accounts receivable, and shall retain and expend all other late charges assessed under this section without further appropriation, in consultation with the information technology division of the executive office for administration and finance, for the costs of electronic revenue collection options, including intercept, that increase revenue and debt collection within the commonwealth.

(d) The comptroller shall include in the annual financial report a summary report on any late charges collected under this section during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall include the number, amounts, and frequency of late charges collected, summarized by state agency and secretariat, where applicable.

SECTION 18. The sixth paragraph of section 49 of said chapter 29, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- In lieu of allocating proceeds in accordance with clause (ii), the state treasurer may allocate proceeds of the issue to expenditures incurred under 1 or more bond authorization acts not specified at the time of issuance, including without limitation bond authorization acts enacted after the time of issuance, so long as the term limitations contained in the substituted bond authorization acts and the related term recommendations of the governor are not inconsistent with the term of the consolidated issue.

SECTION 19. Section 91 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 14 and 15, the words “at a polling place at a primary or election” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- relating to a state or municipal election.

SECTION 20. Section 6A of chapter 40J of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 69, as so appearing, the words “science and technologies” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- economic development and emerging technologies.

SECTION 21. Section 2 of chapter 81A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 87, the words “exceed the salary of the commissioner of highways” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- be less than $160,000 and shall not exceed $190,000, exclusive of benefits.

SECTION 22. Chapter 200A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 15, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 15. If during any session of the legislature there are insufficient funds in the Abandoned Property Fund to pay all the claims which have been allowed by the state treasurer or ordered to be paid by the court, the treasurer may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment expenses incurred in anticipation of revenues to be received during the fiscal year.

SECTION 23. Section 9 of chapter 125 of the acts of 2000 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6, the word "July 31, 2008" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- June 30, 2009.

SECTION 24.
Section 2E of chapter 352 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by striking out item 2800-0105 and inserting in place thereof the following item:—

2800-0105.. For repairs to the department of conservation and recreation's recreational rinks; provided, that $900,000 shall be expended for bath house repairs at Houghton Pond; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for Connell Rink in Weymouth; provided further, that said $1,000,000 shall be subject to private matching funds up to a two-to-one match; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the repairs and improvement of the Walter C. Bryan Memorial Rink in West Roxbury; and provided further, that said $1,000,000 shall be subject to private matching funds up to a two-to-one match........ $2,900,000

SECTION 25.
Item 9700-0100 of section 2 of chapter 45 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by striking out the word “September 1, 2007”, inserted by section 5 of chapter 16 of the acts of 2007, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- November 15, 2007.

SECTION 26.
Said item 9700-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 45 is hereby amended by striking out the word “October 15, 2007”, inserted by section 6 of said chapter 16, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- January 15, 2008.

SECTION 27.
Said item 9700-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 45 is hereby further amended by striking out the words “and provided further, that for the purpose of the programs appropriated funds may be expended through October 15, 2007”, inserted by section 7 of said chapter 16, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- and provided further, that for the purpose of the programs, appropriated funds may be expended through January 15, 2008.

SECTION 28.
Item 1599-2005 of section 2A of chapter 81 of the acts of 2005, as most recently amended by section 38 of chapter 61 of the acts of 2007, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words "November 22, 2006," the following words:- ; provided further, that $577,186 shall be expended to the town of Uxbridge for the purpose of providing relief related to damages associated with the Bernat Mill Fire on July 21, 2007, including the costs incurred by surrounding communities that responded to that emergency.

SECTION 29. Item 2300-0100 of section 2 of chapter 122 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by striking out the words "wetlands restoration" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- marine mammal restoration.

SECTION 30.
Section 116 of said chapter 122 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to fund a study to consider the siting of a new state police crime lab in the city of Worcester” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— provided, further, that $150,000 shall be expended to the city of Worcester for the North Main Street Corridor Planning Initiative.

SECTION 31.
Item 0321-1520 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$1,068,670”, inserted by section 12 of chapter 42 of the acts of 2007, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $1,200,000.

SECTION 32.
Item 0699-9100 of said section 2 of said chapter 139 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Laws” the following words:- and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth.

The Governor has returned the following Section with recommendation of amendment [see House, No. 4317]
SECTION 33.
Item 2300-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 139 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “in fiscal years 2006 and 2007” the following words:— ; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be provided to the Northeast Seafood Coalition for the purpose of establishing commercial fishing sectors.

SECTION 34.
Item 7004-0099 of said section 2 of said chapter 139 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Framingham Downtown Renaissance economic, tourism and cultural development programs” the following words:— ; provided, further, that $600,000 shall be expended for the Julian Steele Project in the city of Lowell.

SECTION 35.
Item 8910-0110 of said section 2 of said chapter 139 is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “2006” the following words:— ; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for a regional lockup.

SECTION 36. Said section 2 of said chapter 139 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “8910-7101” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 8910-7100.

SECTION 37. Section 2 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2007 is hereby amended by striking out item number “0610-2365” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 0610-2366.

SECTION 38. Said section 2 of said chapter 27 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “2000-2014” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 2000-2028.

SECTION 39. Said section 2 of said chapter 27 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “2000-2021” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 2000-2029.

SECTION 40. Said section 2 of said chapter 27 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “2200-2012” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 2200-2018.

SECTION 41. Said section 2 of said chapter 27 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “2200-2013” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 2200-2019.

SECTION 42. Said section 2 of said chapter 27 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “8000-2010” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 8000-2013.

SECTION 43. Said section 2 of said chapter 27 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “8100-0004” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 8100-0025.

SECTION 43A. Section 9 of said chapter 27 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “0610-2365” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 0610-2366.

SECTION 44. Item 7002-0012 of section 2C.I of chapter 42 of the acts of 2007 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$4,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $4,602,000.

SECTION 45. Section 18 of said chapter 42 is hereby amended by striking out the words "take place not later than" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- be effective.

SECTION 46. Item 0810-0000 of section 2 of chapter 61 of the acts of 2007 is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided further, that not more than $320,000 shall be expended for predatory lending and consumer credit units; provided further, that not more than $355,000 shall be expended for a health care division; provided further, that not more than $300,000 shall be expended for a victim witness rights services unit” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that not less than $320,000 shall be expended for predatory lending and consumer credit units; provided further, that not less than $355,000 shall be expended for a health care division; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for a victim witness rights services unit.

SECTION 47. Item 4510-0810 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by striking out the words “and provided further, that funds shall be expended for a contract with the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance to support children’s advocacy centers in the commonwealth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— and provided further, that not less than $204,000 shall be expended for a contract with the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance to support children’s advocacy centers.

SECTION 47A. Said item 4510-0810 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$3,610,111” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $3,814,111.

SECTION 48. Item 4513-1000 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$7,206,716” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:— $7,365,000.

SECTION 49. Item 4530-9000 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by striking out the words “Berkshire Coalition to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

SECTION 50.
Item 7002-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by striking out the words “and provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for the GG object class costs of the board of conciliation and arbitration, the division of apprentice training, the labor relations commission and the division of occupational safety”.

SECTION 51. Item 7003-0701 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “that each dollar expended” the following words:— for direct technical assistance under clause (2) of subsection (b) of said section 2RR of said chapter 29.

SECTION 52. Item 7003-0702 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by striking out the words “Merrimack Valley Community Service Corps” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— Community Service Agency, Inc.

SECTION 53. Said item 7003-0702 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby further amended by striking out the words “Workforce Training Fund............... 100.0%” and inserting in place thereof the following words:—

Workforce Training Fund.................. 50%
General Fund............................ 50%.

SECTION 54. Item 7007-0900 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in the city of New Bedford.

SECTION 54A. Said item 7007-0900 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$28,231,965” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $28,331,965.

SECTION 55. Item 8324-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by striking out the words “; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds scheduled in the PP object class, pursuant to section 27 of chapter 29 of the General Laws for this item in fiscal year 2008 shall not be transferred to any other object class in said fiscal year”.

SECTION 56. Said section 2 of said chapter 61 is hereby further amended by striking out item number “8910-7101” and inserting in place thereof the following item number:— 8910-7100.

SECTION 57. The second sentence of section 55 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided, further, that the hospital fiscal year 2008 payment amount to each hospital shall be funded by the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that payments may be made either as Safety Net Care payments under the Commonwealth's 1115 waiver, or as an adjustment to Title XIX service rate payments, or a combination thereof; provided further, that the comptroller, in consultation with the office and the executive office of health and human services, shall transfer funds from the fund to the executive office for the purpose of the Title XIX service rate payments; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services and the office may use other federally permissible funding mechanisms available for public service hospitals, as defined in 114.1 CMR 36.02, to reimburse up to $70,000,000 of uncompensated care costs at the hospitals using sources distinct from the funding made available to the fund.

SECTION 57A. Said chapter 61 is hereby further amended by striking out section 57 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 57. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall, in consultation with the office of the state treasurer, the executive office of administration and finance and the executive office of health and human services, develop a schedule and make a series of transfers not to exceed $346,000,000 from the General Fund to the MassHealth provider payment account in the Medical Assistance Trust Fund, established by section 2QQQ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that the comptroller has determined that general fund revenues are sufficient to accommodate the schedule of transfers. Any transfer from the General Fund to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund under this section totaling in excess of $281,000,000 in fiscal year 2008 shall be made only after the secretary of health and human services has certified that any resulting increase in payments from the trust fund shall not exceed the negotiated limit for section 1115 waiver spending. The secretary of health and human services shall notify, in writing, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on healthcare financing of its certification within 15 days after the certification.

The non-federal share of $504,000,000 in payments to the Cambridge public health commission's hospital provider network shall be funded by a transfer from the Cambridge public health commission of its funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund of $252,000,000; and such payments to the Cambridge public health commission’s hospital provider network may be made only after such transfer. The Cambridge public health commission shall use a federally-permissible source of funds to satisfy the non-federal share of such payments. Payments from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund shall be made only in accordance with the terms and conditions of an agreement with the executive office of health and human services that shall be consistent with federal funding requirements. From the $504,000,000, the secretary shall make a payment of $208,000,000 from the trust fund to the Cambridge public health commission’s hospital network for dates of service in state and federal fiscal year 2008 and, in the event that federal financial participation is not available for the full amount, the secretary shall seek recoupment of not more than $148,000,000.

SECTION 58. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, within 10 days after the transfers required pursuant to section 48 of chapter 61 of the acts of 2007, the comptroller shall transfer from the Bay State Competitiveness Investment Fund, hereinafter referred to as the fund, the following amounts: $43,000,000 to the Massachusetts Alternative and Clean Energy Investment Trust Fund, established in section 35FF of chapter 10 of the General Laws; $15,000,000 to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund, established in section 5 of chapter 23I of the General Laws; $15,000,000 to the Emerging Technology Fund established in section 27 of chapter 23G of the General Laws; $10,000,000 to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund established in section 2 of chapter 121D of the General Laws; $10,000,000 to the Smart Growth Housing Trust Fund established in section 35AA of chapter 10 of the General Laws; and $7,000,000 to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund established in section 42 of chapter 23G of the General Laws; provided, however, that if the Bay State Competitiveness Investment Fund contains less than $100,000,000 after the transfers required pursuant to said section 48 of said chapter 61, then within 10 days after those transfers, the comptroller shall transfer 43 per cent of the balance in the fund to the Massachusetts Alternative and Clean Energy Investment Trust Fund, 15 per cent of the balance in the fund to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund, 15 per cent of the balance in the fund to the Emerging Technology Fund, 10 per cent of the balance in the fund to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, 10 per cent of the balance in the fund to the Smart Growth Housing Trust Fund, and 7 per cent of the balance in the fund to the Cultural Facilities Fund.

SECTION 59. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and during fiscal year 2007, the comptroller shall not transfer ½ of 1 per cent of the total revenue from taxes in the preceding fiscal year to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund as otherwise required pursuant to clause (a) of section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws.

SECTION 60. Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, for calendar year 2007 only, the appropriate public authority shall notify the group insurance commission, pursuant to subsection (e) of section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws that it will transfer all subscribers for whom it provides health insurance coverage not later than October 29, 2007.

SECTION 61. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (j) of section 15 of chapter 33 of the General Laws, the adjutant general, the assistant adjutants general, the executive officer and the state quartermaster shall receive the same pay and allowances as an officer of the regular service of corresponding grade with corresponding length of service.

SECTION 62. Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, any unexpended balances in items 4000-0600 and 4000-0700 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2006 shall not revert to the General Fund until September 15, 2007, and may be used by the executive office of health and human services to pay for services provided during fiscal year 2007; provided, however, that not more than $14,000,000 shall be expended from item 4000-0600 after June 30, 2007 under contracts for the community choices initiative; and provided, further, that not more than $6,000,000 shall be expended from item 4000-0700 after June 30, 2007 under fiscal year 2007 interagency service agreements.

SECTION 63. Section 14 shall take effect as of January 1, 2007.

SECTION 64. Sections 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 15 shall take effect as of July 1, 2007.

Approved (in part) October 19, 2007.


Governor returned Section 33 with recommendation of amendment [see House, No. 4317]