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Chapter 61 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2008 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, 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 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, 2008. 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, 2008 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 2008 Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund (in Millions)

Source

All Budgeted Funds*

General Fund

Highway Fund

School Building Trust

MBTA

Alcohol. Bev.

72.0

72.0

Cigarettes

426.3

426.3

Corporations

1,518.5

1,518.5

Deeds

177.0

177.0

Estate Inher.

225.0

225.0

Financial Institutions

254.4

254.4

Income

11604.6

11604.,6

Insurance

439.9

439.9

Motor Fuels

673.8

96.7

576.1

Public Utils.

132.8

132.8

Room Occupancy

114.2

74.2

Sales-Regular

3,035.7

1,857.7

537.7

640.4

Sales-Meals

631.8

631.8

Sales-Mot.Veh.

547.9

335.3

97.0

115.6

Miscellaneous

3.7

3.7

UI Surcharges

21.5

Total Taxes

19,879.0

17,849.8

576.1

634.7

756.0

SBAB Transfer

(634.7)

(634.7)

MBTA Transfer

(756.0)

(756.0)

Pension Transfer

(1,398.6)

(1,398.6)

Total Taxes for Budget

17,089.7

16,451.2

576.1

0.0

0.0

Non-Tax Revenue

Federal Reimbursements

6,428.5

6,419.9

3.6

Departmental Revenue

2,491.4

1,973.1

422.5

Consolidated Transfers

580.8

896.2

(.4)

TOTAL REVENUE FOR BUDGET

26,590.4

25,740.4

1001.8

* 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


Revenue Source Unrestricted Non-Tax Restricted Non-Tax Total Non-Tax

Judiciary
Supreme Judicial Court $2,854,929 $0 $2,854,646
Committee for Public Counsel $40,000 $750,000 $790,000
Appeals Court $485,478 $0 $485,478
Trial Court $73,222,065 $40,000,000 $113,222,065
TOTALS : $76,602,472 $40,750,000 $117,328,361
District Attorneys
Hampden District Attorney $0 $0 $0
District Attorney's Association $0 $0 $0
TOTALS : $0 $0 $0
Office of the Governor
Office of the Governor $2,000 $0 $2,000
TOTALS : $2,000 $0 $2,000
Office of the Secretary of State
Secretary of State $212,149,279 $80,000 $212,229,279
TOTALS : $212,149,279 $80,000 $212,229,279
Office of the State Treasurer
Treasurer's Office $396,399,502 $0 $396,399,502
State Lottery Commission $184,352,829 $935,028,283 $1,119,381,112
Mass Cultural Council $0 $0 $0
Alcohol Beverages Control Commission $3,794,600 $0 $3,794,600
TOTALS : $584,546,931 $935,028,283 $1,519,575,214
State Auditor's Office
State Auditor's Office $0 $0 $0
TOTALS : $0 $0 $0
Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General $12,834,023 $450,000 $13,284,023
TOTALS : $12,834,023 $450,000 $13,284,023
Ethics Commission
State Ethics Commission $0 $0 $0
TOTALS : $0 $0 $0
Office of the Inspector General
Inspector General $0 $493,819 $493,819
TOTALS : $0 $493,819 $493,819
Campaign and Political Finance
Campaign and Political Finance $32,250 $0 $32,250
TOTALS : $32,250 $0 $32,250
Executive Office: Administration and Finance
Secretary of Administration and Finance ($400,000) $0 ($400,000)
Comptroller's Office $570,837,234 $0 $570,837,234
TOTALS : $570,437,234 $0 $530,837,234
Executive Office: Administration and Finance
Secretary of Administration and Finance ($361,325,326) $1,000,000 ($360,325,326)
DCAMM $18,945,079 $16,398,500 $35,343,579
Bureau of State Office Buildings $151,000 $0 $151,000
Civil Service Commission $19,200 $0 $19,200
Group Insurance Commission $235,771,017 $0 $235,771,017
Division of Administrative Law Appeals $86,000 $0 $86,000
George Fingold Library $200 $20,000 $20,200
Department of Revenue $227,499,149 $22,877,280 $250,376,429
Appellate Tax Board $1,798,835 $300,000 $2,098,835
Human Resources Division $554,295 $1,677,500 $2,231,795
Division of Operational Services $534,850 $1,358,000 $1,892,850
Operational Services Division $0 $0 $0
Division of Information Technology $1,150 $479,350 $480,500
TOTALS : $124,035,449 $44,110,630 $168,146,079
Executive Office: Environmental Affairs
Secretary of Environmental Affairs $4,971,463 $625,000 $5,596,463
Department of Environmental Protection $42,026,822 $1,200,000 $43,226,822
Department of Fish and Game $14,218,900 $217,989 $14,436,889
Department of Agricultural Resources $4,375,256 $0 $4,375,256
Department of Conservation and Recreation $13,044,401 $8,504,826 $21,549,227
TOTALS : $78,636,842 $10,547,815 $89,184,657
Department of Early Education and Care
Department of Early Education and Care $194,442,398 $0 $194,442,398
TOTALS : $194,442,398 $0 $194,442,398
Executive Office: Health and Human Services
Veterans Affairs $10,000 $300,000 $315,000
Secretary of Health and Human Services $2,886,951,021 $225,000,000 $3,111,951,021
Division of Health Care Finance and Policy $17,125,000 $0 $17,125,000
Mass Commission for the Blind $3,809,199 $0 $3,809,199
Mass Rehabilitation Commission $2,725,257 $0 $2,725,257
Mass Commission for the Deaf $148,000 $0 $148,000
Chelsea Soldiers' Home $10,745,136 $300,661 $11,045,797
Office of Child Care Services $0 $0 $0
Holyoke Soldiers' Home $12,925,096 $450,442 $13,375,538
Department of Youth Services $6,103,958 $0 $6,103,958
Department of Transitional Assistance $403,217,406 $7,000,000 $410,217,406
Department of Public Health $86,122,463 $63,167,281 $149,289,744
Department of Social Services $224,429,445 $5,000,000 $229,429,445
Department of Mental Health $115,423,619 $125,000 $115,548,619
Department of Mental Retardation $442,581,553 $150,000 $442,731,553
Office of Elder Affairs $1,312,368,917 $0 $1,312,368,917
TOTALS : $5,524,691,070 $301,493,384 $5,826,184,454
Executive Office: Transportation
Secretary of Transportation $668,512 $27,344 $695,856
Mass Aeronautics Commission $422,850 $0 $422,850
Mass Highway $8,605,000 $7,000,000 $15,605,000
Registry of Motor Vehicles $431,320,000 $0 $431,320,000
TOTALS : $441,016,362 $7,027,344 $448,043,706
Board of Library Commissioners
Board of Library Commissioners $2,000 $0 $2,000
TOTALS : $2,000 $0 $2,000
Executive Office: Economic Development
Department of Labor $1,566,030 $152,850 $1,718,880
Secretary of Economic Development $0 $0 $0
Department of Industrial Accidents $20,752,788 $0 $20,752,788
Labor Relations Commission $0 $0 $0
Board of Concilliation and Arbitration $105,700 $0 $105,700
Department of Workforce Development $205,500 $0 $205,500
Division of Banks $15,695,355 $0 $15,695,355
Division of Insurance $81,176,410 $0 $81,176,410
Division of Professional Licensure $14,208,490 $0 $14,208,490
Division of Standards $1,366,200 $818,900 $2,185,100
Department of Public Utilities $11,240,669 $75,000 $11,315,669
Department of Telecommunications and Cable $2,446,137 $0 $2,446,137
State Racing Commission $4,325,365 $0 $4,325,365
Division of Energy $680,498 $0 $680,498
TOTALS : $153,769,142 $1,046,750 $154,815,892
Division of Housing and Community Development
Division of Housing and Community Development $2,602,560 $2,334,014 $4,936,574
TOTALS : $2,602,560 $2,334,014 $4,936,574
Department of Education
Department of Education $7,896,800 $0 $7,896,800
TOTALS : $7,896,800 $0 $7,896,800
Board of Higher Education
Board of Higher Education ($3,400,000) $0 ($3,400,000)
University of Massachusetts $53,000,000 $0 $53,000,000
Bridgewater State College $4,732,478 $0 $4,732,478
Fitchburg State College $2,726,000 $0 $2,726,000
Framingham State College $3,461,214 $0 $3,461,214
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $998,275 $0 $998,275
Salem State College $3,500,550 $0 $3,500,550
Westfield State College $3,902,800 $0 $3,902,800
Worcester State College $3,537,000 $0 $3,537,000
Massachusetts Maritime Academy $0 $0 $0
Berkshire Community College $423,000 $0 $423,000
Bristol Community College $746,000 $0 $746,000
Cape Cod Community College $587,200 $0 $587,200
Greenfield Community College $576,000 $0 $576,000
Holyoke Community College $1,233,000 $0 $1,233,000
Mass Bay Community College $1,110,000 $0 $1,110,000
Massasoit Community College $1,400,000 $0 $1,400,000
Mount Wachusett Community College $454,715 $0 $454,715
Northern Essex Community College $1,190,000 $0 $1,190,000
North Shore Community College $1,634,000 $0 $1,634,000
Quinsigamond Community College $1,088,000 $0 $1,088,000
Springfield Technical Community College $1,392,000 $0 $1,392,000
Roxbury Community College $450,000 $529,843 $979,843
Middlesex Community College $606,911 $0 $606,911
Bunker Hill Community College $1,625,000 $0 $1,625,000
TOTALS : $86,974,923 $529,843 $87,504,766
Executive Office: Public Safety
Secretary of Public Safety $0 $331,200 $331,200
Chief Medical Examiner $44 $1,300,000 $1,300,044
Sex Offender Registry Board $210,000 $0 $210,000
Criminal History Systems Board $5,676,424 $0 $5,676,424
Department of State Police $2,377,000 $23,635,000 $26,012,000
Criminal Justice Training Council $1,500 $1,363,500 $1,365,000
Department of Public Safety $17,148,040 $1,898,600 $19,046,640
Department of Fire Services $123,979 $300,000 $423,979
Merit Rating Board $32,000 $0 $32,000
Military Division $1,000 $1,327,000 $1,328,000
Emergency Management Agency $858,765 $0 $858,765
Department of Corrections $11,023,970 $5,600,000 $16,623,970
Parole Board $20,000 $600,000 $620,000
TOTALS : $37,472,722 $36,355,300 $73,828,022
Sheriffs
Sheriff's Department Hampden $363,500 $1,914,460 $2,277,960
Sheriff's Department Worcester $178,300 $0 $178,300
Sheriff's Department Middlesex $132,000 $1,000,000 $1,132,000
Sheriff's Department Franklin $69,242 $1,400,000 $1,469,242
Sheriff's Department Hampshire $63,900 $1,063,000 $1,126,900
Sheriff's Department Berkshire $27,800 $1,300,000 $1,327,800
Sheriff's Department Essex $660,361 $2,000,000 $2,660,361
Sheriffs Association $0 $0 $0
TOTALS : $1,495,103 $8,677,460 $10,172,563
Mass Commission Against Discrimination
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination $187,339 $1,947,510 $2,134,849
TOTALS : $187,339 $1,947,510 $2,134,849
Total Tax and Non-Tax Revenue : $8,109,826,899 $1,390,872,152 $9,500,699,051

SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY.
Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-0003.. For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices......... $7,588,951

0320-0010.. For the operation of the clerk’s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county............................................... $1,208,522

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, 2008, 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...................................... $18,399,624

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 $2,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2008 $119,763,305

0321-1513.. For the expansion of the public defender division pursuant to section 7 of 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, 2008, on the progress of said expansion; provided further, that 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 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............................... $8,132,279

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

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 $1,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2008............................................ $8,456,513

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, 2008 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 .................................................. $9,670,424

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 ............................................................................................................ $773,248

0321-2100.. For the Massachusetts correctional legal services committee ................................................................$840,000

0321-2205.. For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county....................................................... $2,129,671

Appeals Court.

The Governor has reduced the following item by $420,600
0322-0100.. For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall judges and the associate justices............................................................................................................................ $11,037,284 $10,616,684

Trial Court.

0330-0101.. For the salaries of the justices of the superior court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management may transfer funds from this item to items 0330-0102, 0330-0103, 0330-0104, 0330-0105, 0330-0106, 0330-0107; and provided further, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of said transfers within 30 days of such transfers ...................................................................................................................................................$10,670,677

0330-0102.. For the salaries of the justices of the district court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management may transfer funds from this item to items 0330-0101, 0330-0103, 0330-0104, 0330-0105, 0330-0106, 0330-0107; and provided further, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of said transfers within 30 days of such transfers ...................................................................................................................................................$20,568,427

0330-0103.. For the salaries of the justices of the probate and family court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management may transfer funds from this item to items 0330-0101, 0330-0102, 0330-0104, 0330-0105, 0330-0106, 0330-0107; and provided further, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of said transfers within 30 days of such transfers...................................................................................................................................... $6,645,269

0330-0104.. For the salaries of the justices of the land court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management may transfer funds from this item to items 0330-0101, 0330-0102, 0330-0103, 0330-0105, 0330-0106, 0330-0107; and provided further, that the chief justice of administration shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of said transfers within 30 days of such transfers........................................................................................................................................................................ $916,789

0330-0105.. For the salaries of the justices of the Boston municipal court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management may transfer funds from this item to items 0330-0101, 0330-0102, 0330-0103, 0330-0104, 0330-0106, 0330-0107; and provided further, that the chief justice of administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of said transfers within 30 days of such transfers....................................................................................................................................... $3,911,242

0330-0106.. For the salaries of the justices of the housing court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management may transfer funds from this item to items 0330-0101, 0330-0102, 0330-0103, 0330-0104, 0330-0105, 0330-0107; and provided further, that the chief justice of administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of said transfers within 30 days of such transfers ...................................................................................................................................................$1,307,375

0330-0107.. For the salaries of the justices of the juvenile court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management may transfer funds from this item to items 0330-0101, 0330-0102, 0330-0103, 0330-0104, 0330-0105, 0330-0106; and provided further, that the chief justice of administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of said transfers of funds within 30 days of such transfers........................................................................................................................................ $5,310,427

The Governor has reduced the folowing item by $10,000,000
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, rental of county court 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 October 1, 2008; 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, 2007 detailing the status of said lease agreement; 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 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 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; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board on or before January 14, 2008............................................................................................................................................ $134,412,460 $124,412,460

0330-0317.. For the operation and expenses of the Massachusetts sentencing commission, pursuant to chapter 211E of the General...... $236,975

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 $75,000 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 $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; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program; 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...................................................................... $962,768

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, 2008, detailing the number of court officers and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth............................................................................................................... $63,614,924

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 said schedule detailing the full allotment of said $20,000,000 shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008; provided further, that the only revenue available for expenditure in this item for fiscal year 2008 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 further, that said schedule detailing the full allotment of said $20,000,000 shall be submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means no later than February 1, 2008; 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 the third paragraph of said section 87A; 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 has reduced the following item by $1,450,000
0330-3337.. For additional expenses associated with the operation of the trial court; provided, that these funds may be transferred to all line items of the trial court department by the chief justice of administration and management; and 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 ............................................................................................................................................................................. $20,457,323 $19,007,323

Superior Court Department.

0331-0100.. For the administrative office of the superior court department; provided, that, should departments, divisions, employees, services or functions of the Bristol superior court need to be relocated for any reason, including but not limited to the temporary relocation for the purposes of new courthouse construction or renovations, the relocation shall be limited to within 1 mile radius of the downtown area of the city of Taunton............................. $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 .......................................................................................................................... $391,781

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 ........................................................................................................................$1,458,025

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 .......................................................................................... $1,890,875

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 .................. $915,638

0332-1100.. For the first district court of Barnstable ........................................................................................................... $572,700

0332-1200.. For the second district court of Barnstable at Orleans ...................................................................................... $411,571

0332-1203.. For the third district court of Barnstable at Falmouth ........................................................................................ $411,198

0332-1300.. For the district court of northern Berkshire at Adams, North Adams and Williamstown ..................................... $290,588

0332-1400.. For the district court of central Berkshire at Pittsfield ...........................................................................................$447,811

0332-1500.. For the district court of southern Berkshire at Great Barrington and Lee .............................................................. $247,679

0332-1600.. For the first district court of Bristol at Taunton .................................................................................................... $753,766

0332-1700.. For the second district court of Bristol at Fall River ............................................................................................ $935,002

0332-1800.. For the third district court of Bristol at New Bedford ..........................................................................................$1,009,806

0332-1900.. For the fourth district court of Bristol at Attleboro ................................................................................................ $622,941

0332-2000.. For the district court of Edgartown ...................................................................................................................... $180,356

0332-2100.. For the first district court of Essex at Salem ..........................................................................................................$745,807

0332-2300.. For the third district court of Essex at Ipswich .......................................................................................................$211,236

0332-2400.. For the central district court of northern Essex at Haverhill ...................................................................................$634,726

0332-2500.. For the district court of eastern Essex at Gloucester ............................................................................................. $318,536

0332-2600.. For the district court of Lawrence ....................................................................................................................... $1,168,624

0332-2700.. For the district court of southern Essex at Lynn ..................................................................................................... $860,611

0332-2800.. For the district court of Newburyport ....................................................................................................................$524,576

0332-2900.. For the district court of Peabody .......................................................................................................................... $535,770

0332-3000.. For the district court of Greenfield ......................................................................................................................... $364,910

0332-3100.. For the district court of Orange .............................................................................................................................. $299,904

0332-3200.. For the district court of Chicopee ........................................................................................................................... $446,702

0332-3300.. For the district court of Holyoke .............................................................................................................................. $467,704

0332-3400.. For the district court of eastern Hampden at Palmer .................................................................................................. $321,784

0332-3500.. For the district court of Springfield .......................................................................................................................... $1,820,851

0332-3600.. For the district court of western Hampden at Westfield ............................................................................................. $307,174

0332-3700.. For the district court of Hampshire at Northampton .................................................................................................. $660,536

0332-3800.. For the district court of eastern Hampshire at Belchertown .........................................................................................$176,744

0332-3900.. For the district court of Lowell ................................................................................................................................ $1,286,470

0332-4000.. For the district court of Somerville ........................................................................................................................... $1,204,914

332-4100.. For the district court of Newton ................................................................................................................................. $391,033

0332-4200.. For the district court of Marlborough ........................................................................................................................ $517,990

0332-4300.. For the district court of Natick ................................................................................................................................. $446,702

0332-4400.. For the first district court of eastern Middlesex at Malden......................................................................................... $613,050

0332-4500.. For the second district court of eastern Middlesex at Waltham .................................................................................$520,692

0332-4600.. For the third district court of eastern Middlesex at Cambridge .................................................................................. $1,305,353

0332-4700.. For the fourth district court of eastern Middlesex at Woburn ......................................................................................$720,429

0332-4800.. For the first district court of northern Middlesex at Ayer ............................................................................................$393,280

0332-4900.. For the first district court of southern Middlesex at Framingham .............................................................................. $825,997

0332-5000.. For the district court of central Middlesex at Concord ............................................................................................. $499,996

0332-5100.. For the district court of Nantucket .......................................................................................................................... $128,409

0332-5200.. For the district court of northern Norfolk at Dedham .................................................................................................$591,941

0332-5300.. For the district court of East Norfolk at Quincy ........................................................................................................ $1,670,748

0332-5400.. For the district court of western Norfolk at Wrentham ............................................................................................... $498,135

0332-5500.. For the district court of southern Norfolk at Stoughton ............................................................................................. $645,192

0332-5600.. For the municipal court of Brookline ......................................................................................................................... $368,440

0332-5700.. For the district court of Brockton ............................................................................................................................. $1,188,694

0332-5800.. For the second district court of Plymouth at Hingham ................................................................................................ $679,577

0332-5900.. For the third district court of Plymouth at Plymouth .................................................................................................... $844,049

0332-6000.. For the fourth district court of Plymouth at Wareham ................................................................................................... $711,478

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 .................................. $886,843

0332-6900.. For the central district court of Worcester .................................................................................................................... $1,637,320

0332-7000.. For the district court of Fitchburg .............................................................................................................................. $536,071

0332-7100.. For the district court of Leominster ............................................................................................................................. $421,727

0332-7200.. For the district court of Winchendon ............................................................................................................................. $147,068

0332-7300.. For the first district court of northern Worcester at Gardner ............................................................................................$375,142

0332-7400.. For the first district court of eastern Worcester at Westborough .................................................................................... $426,068

0332-7500.. For the second district court of eastern Worcester at Clinton ...........................................................................................$494,857

0332-7600.. For the district court of southern Worcester at Dudley ..................................................................................................... $507,025

0332-7700.. For the second district court of southern Worcester at Uxbridge................................................................................. $337,588

0332-7800.. For the third district court of southern Worcester at Milford ........................................................................................$322,810

0332-7900.. For the district court of western Worcester at East Brookfield .....................................................................................$337,368

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

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 ....................... $1,704,394
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....................................................................................................................................................... $1,140,090

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 the 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 CASA program, in the Berkshire County Juvenile Courts.......................................................................................................................................... $499,471

0337-1000.. For the Middlesex county juvenile courts ....................................................................................... $1,189,058

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

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

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 not less than $2,771,000 shall be expended for costs associated with full implementation of chapters 303 and 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets; 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 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 Central Massachusetts Probation Training Academy located in the town of Clinton for the purpose of maintaining current staffing levels and/or providing additional staff at the discretion of the Commissioner; 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 ......... $133,921,389

0339-1003.. For the operation of the trial court office of community corrections, including the costs of personnel; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this line item to cover the costs of building leases................................................................................................. $6,392,000

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 2008; 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, 2008; 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; and provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended for the relocation expenses of the Middlesex Community Corrections Center............................................... $17,612,697

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

0339-2100.. For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter 234A of the General Laws ................................... $2,610,457

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; 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; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for additional support of the Gun Prosecution Task Force, also known as the Gun Court; and provided further, that office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2008 detailing the number of cases prosecuted pursuant to the Gun Court.................................................................................................................................................................. $16,075,834

0340-0101.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office............................... $384,537

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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 not more than $200,000 shall be expended for a Community Justice Initiative; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by said office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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. ....................................................................................................................................................................................$12,605,911

0340-0201.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office .................... $532,558

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; 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; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the benefits and cost savings associated with the program............................ $8,535,273

0340-0301.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office............................... $497,389

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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................................................................................................................. $8,535,103

0340-0401.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office..................... $437,707

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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................................................................. $8,120,817

0340-0501.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office............................... $358,881

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in said fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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........................................................................ $5,039,388

0340-0601.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampshire/Franklin district attorney’s office............ $251,615

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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................. $8,317,136

0340-0701.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office .............................. $463,770

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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................. $6,705,316

0340-0801.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office............................... $378,832

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; 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 not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the purpose of establishing a pilot program for the provision of classroom- based educational programs in schools within Bristol county to prevent relationship violence and to be administered by the Bristol county district attorney................ $7,137,953

0340-0901.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office .............................. $354,165

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; 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........................................................................................................................................................................ $3,644,512

0340-1001.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office....................... $302,521

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, 2008, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2007 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, 2008, 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) the amount of the funds deposited into the office’s special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007; (b) a description of how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance of the trust fund as of January 1, 2008; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire county drug 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, 2008, 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) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the 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............................................... $3,548,856

0340-1101.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office .................... $140,984

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 2008 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, 2008; 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, 2008; 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 2008 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, 2008 detailing, by district attorney office, all sources of revenue, including, but not limited to, federal and state grants that were received in fiscal year 2007, and the amount of each source of revenue ....................................................... $1,985,056

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 2008................. $5,564,771

0411-1001.. For the operation of the development coordinating council .....................................................................$246,720

0411-1002.. For a contract with the Massachusetts Service Alliance to operate the commonwealth corps program............................. $3,000,000

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 and compensation rates and lengths of service for each employee; provided further, that the office shall submit the report not later than January 31, 2008, 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 and 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 provided further, that those regulations shall be issued not later than June 30, 2008............................................ $7,040,894

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......................................................................................................... $550,353

0511-0230.. For the operation of the records center.................................................................................................................. $156,738

0511-0250.. For the operation of the archives facility............................................................................................................... $477,003

0511-0260.. For the operation of the commonwealth museum...................................................................................................$198,071

0511-0270.. The state secretary may contract with the UMass Donahue Institute to provide the commonwealth with technical assistance on US census data and to prepare annual population estimates................................................................................................................... $600,000

0511-0420.. For the operation of the address confidentiality program. ...............................................................................$113,269

0517-0000.. For the printing of public documents..................................................................................................................... $908,733

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 state secretary may award grants for voter registration and education in the cities of Boston, Springfield, Lawrence and Worcester; 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, 2008, 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............................................................................................................................................................................... $3,676,647

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, 2008.......................... $4,865,473

0524-0000.. For providing information to voters.....................................................................................................$583,744

0526-0100.. For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission ............................................................$1,020,948

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

0528-0100.. For the operation of the records conservation board............................................................................ $39,459

0540-0900.. For the registry of deeds located in Lawrence in the former county of Essex.................................................. $1,289,092

0540-1000.. For the registry of deeds located in Salem in the former county of Essex....................................................... $3,399,846

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..................................................................... $2,202,485

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.............................................. $1,412,945

0540-1500.. For the registry of deeds located in Cambridge in the former county of Middlesex.............................................. $3,631,756

0540-1600.. For the registry of deeds located in Adams in the former county of Berkshire................................................ $319,742

0540-1700.. For the registry of deeds located in Pittsfield in the former county of Berkshire................................................ $563,870

0540-1800.. For the registry of deeds located in Great Barrington in the former county of Berkshire...................................... $269,234

0540-1900.. For the registry of deeds in the former county of Suffolk .....................................................................................$2,312,250

0540-2000.. For the registry of deeds located in Fitchburg in the former county of Worcester................................................ $796,380

0540-2100.. For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester in the former county of Worcester.................................... $2,743,416

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 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, 2008; provided further, that up to $3,600,000 may be expended for the payment of bank fees; and provided further, that the treasurer’s office shall pay half of the administrative costs of the municipal finance oversight board from this item........................................ $11,132,804

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..................................................$1,909,139

0610-0060.. For the costs associated with the investigation and enforcement division of the alcoholic beverages control commission’s implementation of the enhanced liquor enforcement programs, known as Safe Campus, Safe Holidays, Safe Prom, and Safe Summer; provided, that funds from this appropriation shall not support other operating costs of item 0610-0050; provided further, that said commission shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2008 on the results of said program...................................................................... $350,000

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; and provided further, that funds available in fiscal year 2007 shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2008 ....................................................................................................... $5,159,080

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 ....$1,700,000

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................................................................................................................................................................ $28,300,000

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............................................................................................................................................................... $2,200,000

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, 2007, 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, 2007; 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............................................................................................................................... $80,970,610

0640-0005.. For the costs associated with the continued implementation of the monitoring of games; 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............................................................................................. $1,293,311

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 the lottery commission 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 2008 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.

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; 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 the Local Cultural Council Grant Program 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 nonprofit cultural organizations through 4 pilot programs to be created in 4 different regions of the state.................................. $12,268,059

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, 2008, 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, 2008; 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 funds.................................................................................................... $1,769,093,701

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.............................................................................................................................................. $112,596,000

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 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; 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, 2008 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or Highway Fund debt service reserves................................. $16,950,000

0699-9101.. For the purpose of depositing with the trustee under the trust agreement authorized in section 10B 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........................................................................................................................................................ $53,464,000

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....................................... $15,736,766

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 office 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................. $1,852,697

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, 2007 to the house and senate committee ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the MassHealth system ............................................................................................................. $805,434

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 $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; 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 section 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 not more than $200,000 shall be provided for the Dorchester Youth Collaborative; and provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley; and provided further, that not less than $180,000 shall be expended to provide culturally competent education and training to law enforcement, labor organizers and workers and community service providers on the issue of human trafficking.................................................................................................. $26,585,871

0810-0004.. For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding 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 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

0810-0007.. 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................................................. $541,201

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

0810-0013.. For a false claims program the office of the attorney general may expend an amount not to exceed $450,000 from revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims act; provided, 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 as reported in the state accounting system.......................................................................................................................................................................... $450,000

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.................................................................................................................................. $1,611,700

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............................................................................................................................................. $2,877,105

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............................................ $3,558,786

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 ........................................................................................................................... $1,394,032

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.

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, 2008........................................................................................... $561,213

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, 2008, 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.................................................................................................................................................... $780,116

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

0900-0100.. For the operation of the state ethics commission............................................................................. $1,617,734

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

0910-0200.. For the operation of the office of the inspector general ......................................................................$2,766,695

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 ....................................................... $1,193,985

MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.

0940-0100.. 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, 2004; provided, that on or before November 1, 2007, 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, 2008; 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, 2007, 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 2007 and the total number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 0940-0101; 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.......................................................... $2,287,160

0940-0101.. The Massachusetts commission against discrimination may expend not more than $1,920,010 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 2008 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; and 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................................................................................................... $1,920,010

0940-0102.. The Massachusetts commission against discrimination may expend not more than $27,500 from revenues collected from fees charged for the training and certification of diversity trainers for the operation of the discrimination prevention certification program........... $27,500

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

The Governor disapproved the following language as indicated.
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, 2008 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 ........................ $8,814,316

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 her 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, 2007; 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 25, 2008; 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........ $3,826,821

1100-2010.. For the purposes of establishing an administrative records list in accordance with section 71............................... $200,000

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 $7,648,500 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, as reported in the state accounting system .............................................$7,648,500

1102-3214.. For the state transportation building; provided, that the division may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $7,600,000 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.................................................................................... $7,600,000

1102-3231.. For the Springfield state office building; provided, that the division may expend not more than $850,000 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.................................. $850,000

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............................................................................................................................................................................ $6,440,277

1102-3302.. For the purposes of utility costs and associated contracts for the properties managed by the bureau of state office buildings ......$7,323,626

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

1102-3307.. For state house accessibility coordination, including communications access to public hearings and meetings................... $239,000

Office on Disability.

1107-2400.. For the office on disability....................................................................................................................... $724,977

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 capable of being recorded, that all persons who call the hotline are immediately informed that all calls are routinely recorded and that each such person is provided with the opportunity to elect that the call not be recorded...................................... $1,988,247

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, that the civil service commission shall have the power to assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred...................................................................................................................................................... $512,366

Group Insurance Commission.

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............................................................................................................................................ $3,047,718

1108-5200.. For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2008; 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 2008, and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2008; 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 funds may be expended from this item for the commonwealth’s share of group insurance premium and plan costs provided to the employees and retirees in prior fiscal years; 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; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means by March 15 of each year of the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of group insurance premiums for the next fiscal year; and provided further, that the group insurance commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the group insurance commission’s health plans pursuant to the commission’s regulations...................... $736,866,118

1108-5350.. For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments ........................................................................$736,327

1108-5400.. For the costs of the retired municipal teachers’ premiums and the audit of such premiums...................................... $83,926,853

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............................................... $6,869,468

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 the division 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; 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; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the processing and adjudication of all pending and newly-filed department of environmental protection appeals....................................................... $1,360,836

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 that 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, 2008........................................................................................................................ $20,000

Department of Revenue.

The Governor has reduced the followng item and struck out certain language.
1201-0100.. For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection administration and audits of certain foreign corporations; 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 not less than $75,000 be granted to the town of Mansfield for the completion of a regional sewer study......... $116,017,360 $115,942,360

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

1201-0118.. For the operation of the Division of Local Services.......................................................... $6,120,156

1201-0130.. The department of revenue may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $16,330,000 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the 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; 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 as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of revenue produced from these additional auditors, and (2) the amount of revenue produced by this item in fiscal years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007........... $16,330,000

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; 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 therefor as reported in the state accounting system for federal incentives and said network in accounts 1201-0161, 1201-0410 and 1201-0412 ................................................................................................................................................$50,513,466

1201-0164.. For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the 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; 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 this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system.......................................................................................................................... $6,547,280

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, 2007, 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. ......................................................$23,000,000

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; 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; provided, that in the prioritization of claims, consideration shall be given to claimants who own not more than 2 dispensing facilities............. $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, 2008.................... $1,784,544

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..................................................................................... $465,406

1233-2000.. For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons, and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted pursuant to clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws ..................$17,241,130

1233-2006.. For reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions from the motor vehicle excise granted pursuant to the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws, as amended by sections 13 to 14 of section 1 of chapter 260 of the acts of 2006.. $1,468,525

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 not later than December 1, 2007, on the number of hearings held at each location.................... $2,139,987

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 the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade; provided further, that not less than $25,000 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 memorial located in the Charlestown navy yard; provided further, that the secretary of veterans’ affairs shall submit a report to the joint committee on veterans’ and federal affairs and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 31, 2007 on the secretariat’s implementation of and the outreach efforts of the “welcome home bill”; and provided further, that the report shall include the participation rates for service, hindrances to enrollment for the program, and recommendations, including any necessary statutory or other changes to increase the number of servicemen and women who apply for said service............................................................................... $2,157,102

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 $367,422 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 $200,000 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 be obligated for the Boston metropolitan area for a contract with the Puerto Rican Veterans Association of Massachusetts, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the Veterans Association of Bristol County in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Nathan Hale Foundation of Plymouth to assist veterans with transportation; 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the Middleboro Veterans’ Outreach Center; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the Mason Square Veterans Outreach Center in the city of Springfield; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the oral history project at the Morse Institute Library in Natick ........................................................................$1,943,222

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 $405,500 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 $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 $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 expended for a contract with Habitat P.L.U.S. in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $100,350 shall be obligated for a contract with Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse located in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $73,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse located in Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in the city of Haverhill for homelessness services; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a contract with the Springfield Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center for the operation and maintenance of a homeless veterans transition house located in the city of Springfield; 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 homeless veterans transitional housing units at the YMCA of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for veteran’s homelessness services at the Salem Mission; provided further, that not less than $42,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the Turner House located in the town of Williamstown; provided further, that not less than $37,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Homestead in the town of Hyannis; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for transitional services at Our Neighbor’s Table in Amesbury..................................................................................................................... $2,827,430

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...................................................................................................................................... $2,276,703

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 2008 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............................................... $18,103,768

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 veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the Department of Veterans’ Services shall provide this training in several locations across the Commonwealth including but not limited to providing training programs at the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association statewide training conferences; 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 ...................................................... $15,165,374

1410-0630.. For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon.................................... $879,450

Reserves.

1599-0025.. To provide the commonwealth’s customers with the convenience of expanded access to internet payment options and to improve revenue collections and cash flow, the secretary of the executive office for administration and finance may expend an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 collected from payments made electronically to subsidize the costs associated with processing those payments; provided, that the secretary, in consultation with the comptroller, may enter into agreements with state agencies to provide for an electronic transaction fee subsidy, which shall be structured to expire after 3 years................................................................................................................................................... $1,000,000

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 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, 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..................................... $7,000,000

1599-0045.. For a capital projects reserve; provided, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to assist the YMCA of Greater Boston on capital projects approved by the board of directors of the YMCA; and provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell........................................................................................................................................................................ $1,500,000

1599-0050.. For Route 3 North contract assistance payments.................................................................................................. $23,700,846

1599-0093.. For contract assistance to the water pollution abatement trust for debt service obligations of the trust, pursuant to sections 6, 6A and 18 of chapter 29C of the General Laws............................................................................................................................................... $64,166,198

1599-1970.. For a reserve for the Massachusetts turnpike authority for costs incurred in fiscal year 2007 for the operation and maintenance of the central artery/tunnel project pursuant to chapter 235 of the acts of 1998 ................................................................................................. $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, 2007, 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..................................................................................................................................... $4,000,000

1599-3234.. For the commonwealth’s South Essex sewerage district debt service assessment................................................ $91,422

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.................................................................. $2,500,000

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 ..........................................................................................$1,581,922

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 January 15, 2008 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 2008 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 2008 cost of salary adjustments and any other associated employee costs authorized thereunder shall not exceed $23,000,000; 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 2009 shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that the executive office shall submit a plan by January 1, 2008 to the executive office of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with recommendations for moving toward a more rational, market-based system for reimbursement rates for social services purchased under the purchase-of-service system; provided further, that the plan shall organize current services according to their similarity of purpose, cost structure and intended outcome; provided further, that the plan shall outline a strategy and resource requirements to restructure reimbursement rates for services; and provided further, that the plan shall be based on a comprehensive cost and market analysis with regard to unit rates, uniform pricing, efficiency standards, performance outcomes, annual rate of inflation, cost comparison of current system versus proposed system and other relevant factors, as determined by the executive office ..................................... $23,000,000

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........................................................................................................................... $4,044,456

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 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...................................................................................................... $101,403

1750-0119.. For payment of workers’ compensation benefits to certain former employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties; provided, that the division shall routinely recertify the former employees pursuant to current workers’ compensation procedures............................... $76,350

1750-0201.. The human resources division may expend not more than $350,000 from revenues collected for implementation of the medical and physical fitness standards program established pursuant to sections 61A and 61B of chapter 31 of the General Laws and chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided, that the personnel administrator shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant who participates in the physical ability test; provided further, that the human resources division shall submit a semi-annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all expenditures on the program including, but not limited to, the costs of personnel, consultants, administration of the wellness program, establishment of standards and any other related costs of the program; and provided further, that the division shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means by February 1, 2008, on the projected costs of the program for fiscal year 2008............................................................................................... $350,000

1750-0300.. For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2008 to health and welfare funds established pursuant to certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreement and shall be paid to the health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement provides.................................... $25,421,036

Operational Services Division.

1775-0100.. For the operation of the operational services division; provided, that the division shall expend funds for the purpose of achieving savings pursuant to this act; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of purchased services of the operational services division which, under section 274 of chapter 110 of the acts of 1993, is responsible for determining prices for programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, shall set the prices in fiscal year 2008 by increasing the final fiscal year 2007 price by the rate of inflation as determined by the division; provided further, that the division shall also adjust prices for Extraordinary Relief, as defined in 808 CMR 1.06(4); provided further, that the department shall accept applications for Program Reconstruction in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that programs for which prices in fiscal year 2007 were lower than the full amount permitted by the division of purchased services shall be permitted to charge in fiscal year 2008 the full price calculated for fiscal year 2007 adjusted by the rate of inflation as determined by the division; provided further, that upon the request of a program, the operational services division shall authorize a minimum price for the program to charge out-of-state purchasers; and provided further, that the division shall determine the minimum price for out-of-state purchasers by identifying the most recent price calculated for the program and applying the estimated rates of inflation which are established by December 1 of each year pursuant to section 274 of chapter 110 of the acts of 1993 in a compounded manner for each fiscal year following the most recent calculated price........ $2,052,506

1775-0124.. The operational services division may expend an amount not to exceed $500,000 from revenue collected in the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable over billing and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the division’s audits and reviews of providers pursuant to section 274 of chapter 110 of the acts of 1993; provided, that the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $207,350..................................................................................................................................... $500,000

1775-0600.. The operational services division may expend not more than $150,000 in revenues from the sale of state surplus personal property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of surplus property; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services 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, including the costs of personnel........................................................................................................... $150,000

1775-0700.. The operational services division may expend not more than $53,000 in revenues collected in addition to the amount authorized in item 1775-1000 of section 2B, for printing, photocopying, related graphic art or design work and other reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary incidental expenses ..........................................................................................................................$53,000

1775-0900.. The operational services division may expend not more than $55,000 in revenues collected pursuant to chapter 449 of the acts of 1984 and section 4L of chapter 7 of the General Laws, including the costs of personnel, from the sale of federal surplus property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of federal surplus property; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services 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 ....$55,000

The Governor disapproved the following language as indicated.

1775-1100.. The operational services division may expend not more than $600,000 in revenues collected from the disposal of surplus motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, state police vehicles from vehicle accident and damage claims and from manufacturer warranties, rebates and settlements, for the purchase of motor vehicles; provided, that the division shall evaluate the use of technology, the internet, and online auctions to enhance the sales of surplus vehicles and submit a report of its findings to the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight on or before October 1, 2007; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services 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, including the costs of personnel ................................... $600,000

1775-1101.. For the operation of the affirmative marketing program, housed within the operational services division, for costs associated with the administration of services for minority and women business owners to develop and maintain equitable practices and policies in the public marketplace.................... $299,588

Information Technology Division.

The Governor disapproved the following language as indicated.

1790-0100.. For the operation of the information technology division; provided, that the 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 develop a formula to determine the cost that will be charged to each agency for its use of the human resources and compensation management system; provided further, that the division may coordinate with any state agency or state authority which administers a grant program to develop a statewide grant information page on the commonwealth’s official worldwide web site, that shall include all necessary application forms and a grant program reference in a format that is retrievable and printable; provided further, that the division shall continue conducting audits and surveys to identify and realize savings in the acquisition and maintenance of communications lines; provided further, that the commissioner shall file an annual status report with the house and senate committees on ways and means by May 16, 2008, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as he deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item; provided further, that any planned information technology development project or purchase by any agency under the authority of the governor for which the total projected cost exceeds $200,000 including the cost of any related hardware, software, or consulting fees, and regardless of fiscal year or source of funds, shall be reviewed and approved by the chief information officer before such agency may obligate funds for the project or purchase; and provided further, that the chief information officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item....................................................................................................................................................................... $4,771,058

1790-0300.. The information technology division may expend not more than $479,350 from revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment............................................................................................................................................................... $479,350

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

2000-0100.. For the operation of the office of the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program, environmental impact reviews conducted pursuant to chapter 30 of the General Laws, the mosquito-borne disease vector control chapter program, and a central data processing center for the secretariat; provided, that the secretary of energy and environmental affairs may enter into interagency agreements with any line agency within the secretariat, whereby the line agency may render data processing services to said secretary; provided further, that the comptroller may allocate the costs for such data processing services to the several state and other funds to which items of appropriation of such agencies are charged; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the UMass Lowell’s Center for Family, Work and Community and partnering with the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to develop an outreach research project based on the Green Building Initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a one to one matching grant to the Cape Cod bay sanctuary program; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a coastal shore water testing program administered by the Coalition for Buzzards Bay; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the executive office of energy and environmental affairs for work on the Plymouth-Carver Aquifer Plan; provided further, that said secretary shall file a plan with the house and senate committees on ways and means 20 days before entering into any interdepartmental service agreements with any of the departments or divisions under said secretariat or any department, division or office under the executive office of administration and finance; provided further, that the secretary shall file a plan with the house and senate committees on ways and means and to the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture 90 days prior to the initiation of any proposal or plan that would consolidate any function with any of the departments or divisions under said secretariat or any department, division or office under the executive office of administration and finance; provided further, that the plan shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) an identification of the employees that would be affected by consolidation and the item of appropriation that they are paid from, (2) the savings or efficiencies to be realized, (3) the improvements to the services expected, and (4) the source and amount of funding necessary to accomplish the consolidation; and provided further, that the secretary shall provide a 90 day notice prior to the implementation of any memorandum of understanding, interagency service agreements, or other contacts, or agreements that would enable such consolidation of services to take......................................................................................................................................................................... $7,200,741

2000-9900.. For the office of geographic and environmental information established in section 4B of chapter 21A of the General Laws......... $290,874

2001-1001.. The secretary of energy and environmental affairs may expend not more than $125,000 from fees charged to entities other than political subdivisions of the commonwealth for the distribution of digital cartographic and other data for the review of environmental notification forms pursuant to sections 61 to 62H, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws............................................................................. $125,000

2010-0100.. For recycling and related purposes consistent with the recycling plan of the solid waste master plan which includes municipal equipment, a municipal recycling incentive program, recycled product procurement, guaranteed annual tonnage assistance, recycling transfer stations, source reduction and technical assistance, consumer education and participation campaign, municipal household hazardous waste program, the recycling loan program, research and development, recycling market development and recycling business development, and the operation of the Springfield materials recycling facility; provided, that funds may be expended for a recycling industry reimbursement program pursuant to section 241 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997; and provided further, that funds may be expended on municipal recycling incentives and equipment grants......................................................... $2,145,456

2010-0200.. For redemption centers; provided, that the department of environmental protection shall expend the funds appropriated in this item for a program to preserve the continuing ability of redemption centers to maintain operations in pursuit of the commonwealth’s recycling goals consistent with section 323 of chapter 94 of the General Laws; provided further, that for the purposes of this item and said chapter 94, a redemption center shall be any business registered with the commonwealth whose primary purpose is the redemption of reusable beverage containers; provided further, that the program shall take into consideration the volume of redeemables per redemption center, the length of time the center has been in operation, the number of returnables redeemed quarterly by the centers, the submission by the centers of documentation of their redeemed returnables to the department and the costs of transportation, packing, storage and labor; and provided further, that a redemption center shall be eligible for the funds if registered with the commonwealth as of April 1, 2003......................... $550,000

2020-0100.. For toxics use reduction technical assistance and technology in accordance with chapter 21I of the General Laws........ $1,534,463

The Governor has reduced the following item by $292,478

2030-1000.. For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that officers shall provide monitoring pursuant to the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that the department shall maintain and operate the boat registration and titling offices in Hyannis and Fall River; provided further, that the department may provide police patrols on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during peak camping season in Wompatuck State Park in the towns of Hingham, Norwell and Cohasset; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the cost of patrols performed by environmental law enforcement officers within properties controlled by the department of conservation and recreation............................................................................................ $10,951,950 $10,659,472

2030-1004.. For environmental police private details; provided, that the office may expend revenues of up to $500,000 collected from the fees charged for private details; 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 as reported in the state accounting system.................................. $500,000

Department of Public Utilities.

2100-0012.. For the operations of the department of public utilities; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of the first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2008 under that paragraph shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $6,276,014................................................................................................................................................ $6,276,014

2100-0013.. For the operation of the transportation division......................................................................... $584,812

2100-0014.. The department of public utilities may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board an amount not to exceed $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2008 and prior fiscal years from utility companies.................................... $75,000

Department of Environmental Protection.

2200-0100.. For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the office of environmental results and strategic planning, the bureau of resource protection, the Senator William X. Wall experimental station, and a contract with the University of Massachusetts for environmental research; provided, that section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws shall not apply to fees established pursuant to section 18 of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the administration and enforcement of the mercury management act; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be provided to the town of Millville for water contamination remediation services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for department of environmental protection pump testing at the Cole property site for a municipal water supply for the town of Carver; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program; provided further, that $168,000 shall be expended for sediment control in Lake Webster; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for wetlands protection near the department of public works in the town of Millis; provided further, that not less than $145,000 shall be provided to the City of Revere under the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1996; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to install and maintain a twenty-four hour canister ambient air quality monitoring system around the Allegheny Rodney Strip Division and Brittany Dyeing and Printing Corporation facilities in the City of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be provided for Brownfield redevelopment in the City of Lynn; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for site contamination services associated with the Caryville Mill Senior Housing Program...................................................... $34,791,004

2200-0102.. The department of environmental protection may expend an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 from revenues collected from fees collected from wetland permits; provided, 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 this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that the department shall submit a report by January 11, 2008 on implementation of the wetlands fee, the amount of the fee increase and the revenue that has been collected; and provided further, that the wetlands fees that will be directed into the General Fund shall not be lower than the amount deposited at the end of fiscal year 2004.................................................................................................................................................................................. $1,200,000

2210-0100.. For the implementation and administration of chapter 21I of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008 detailing the status of the department’s progress in meeting the statutory and regulatory deadlines associated with chapter 21I and detailing the number of full-time equivalent positions assigned to various implementation requirements of chapter 21I ...................................................................................................................................................................... $982,731

2220-2220.. For the administration and implementation of the federal Clean Air Act, including the operating permit program, the emissions banking program, the auto-related state implementation program, the low emission vehicle program, the non-auto-related state implementation program, and the commonwealth’s commitments under the New England Governor’s/Eastern Canadian Premier’s Action Plans for reducing acid rain deposition and mercury emissions........................................................................................................................................................................ $1,048,831

2220-2221.. For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act ..$2,049,996

2250-2000.. For the purposes of state implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws ..........................................................................................................................................................................................$1,628,664

2260-8870.. For the expenses of the hazardous waste cleanup and underground storage tank programs, notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 21J of the General Laws..................................................................................................................................................................... $16,116,601

2260-8872.. For the brownfields site audit program............................................................................................................ $1,847,248

2260-8881.. For the operations of the board of registration of hazardous waste site cleanup professionals, notwithstanding section 19A of chapter 21A of the General Laws...................................................................................................................................................................... $377,680

Department of Fish and Game.

The Governor disapproved the following language as indicated.

2300-0100.. For the office of the commissioner; provided, that the commissioner’s office shall assess and receive payments from the division of marine fisheries, the division of fisheries and wildlife, the public access board, the riverways programs, and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that the purpose of those assessments shall be to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department, including but not limited to payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; provided further, that the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game; provided further, that $50,000 in matching funds shall be provided to the National Marine Life Center for animal care; provided further, that the department of fish and game shall provide the house and senate committees on ways and means with a 30 day notice before any inter subsidiary transfers; and provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1, 2007 that details the level of assessments to each department under the control of the office of the commissioner in fiscal years 2006 and 2007................................................................................................................................................................................................$545,106

2300-0101.. For a program of riverways protection, restoration and promotion of public access to rivers, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws................................................ $578,198

2310-0200.. For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including expenses of the fisheries and wildlife board, the administration of game farms and wildlife restoration projects, for wildlife research and management, the administration of fish hatcheries, the improvement and management of lakes, ponds and rivers, for fish and wildlife restoration projects, the commonwealth’s share of certain cooperative fishery and wildlife programs, and for certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the purposes of wildlife and fisheries research in an amount not to exceed the amount received in fiscal year 2007 for such research; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to continue to operate fish hatcheries in the towns of Montague and Sandwich; provided further, that the department may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; provided further, that expenditures for such programs shall be contingent upon prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of at least 75 per cent of the amount so expended; and provided further, that funds may be expended to supplement the natural heritage and endangered species program.... $9,660,000

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund........ 100.0%

2310-0306.. For the hunter safety training program................................................................................................................... $472,459

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund........ 100.0%

2310-0316.. For the purpose of land containing wildlife habitat and for the costs of the division of fisheries and wildlife directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program pursuant to sections 2A and 2C of chapter 131 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall not be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees assigned to any item................................................................... $1,500,000

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund........ 100.0%

2310-0317.. For the waterfowl management program pursuant to section 11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws................................... $85,000

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund........ 100.0%

2320-0100.. For the administration of the public access board, including the maintenance, operation, and improvements of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Law......................................................... $630,419

2330-0100.. For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, and for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and shellfish classification program; provided, that $300,000 shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that not less than $333,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and that plant shall generate not less than $115,000 from purification fees; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the joint operation of a shellfish propagation program on Cape Cod between the division and the Barnstable county department of health and environment; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Family Fishing Assistance Center in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Family Fishing Assistance Center in the city of Gloucester; and provided further, that the division shall develop a strategy for the sustainable and commercially practicable harvest of dogfish by the commonwealth’s commercial fishing industry ........................$4,966,481

2330-0120.. For the division of marine fisheries for a program of enhancement and development of marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment maintenance, staff and the maintenance and updating of data.............................................. $580,439

2330-0121.. For the division of marine fisheries to utilize reimbursable federal sportfish restoration funds to further develop marine recreational fishing and related programs, including the costs of activities that increase public access for marine recreational fishing, support research on artificial reefs, and otherwise provide for the development of marine recreational fishing; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend revenues up to $217,989 collected from federal sportfish restoration funds and from the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing..................................... $217,989

Department of Agricultural Resources.

The Governor has reduced the followng item and struck out certain language.

2511-0100.. For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the office of the commissioner, the expenses of the board of agriculture, the division of dairy services, and the division of regulatory services and animal health, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticides board, and the division of agricultural development and fairs; provided, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation on the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to be administered by the state aquaculture coordinator and Dukes and Nantucket counties; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for 4H activities from this item; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended on the YouthGROW program; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Plymouth Animal shelter; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to enhance the buy local effort in western, central, northeastern, and southeastern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for agricultural fair prizes and rehabilitation, including the expenses of the agricultural lands board; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent possible, encourage corporate sponsorships for the purposes of providing agricultural fair prizes; and provided further, that funds may be expended for implementation of the agricultural marketing strategic plan, including, but not limited to funding for agricultural business training and technical assistance....................................................................................................................................................... $4,942,183 $ 4,832,183

2511-0105.. For the purchase of supplemental foods for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program within the America's second harvest nationally-certified food bank system of Massachusetts; provided, that the funds appropriated herein shall reflect the America's second harvest allocation formula, to benefit the four regional food banks in Massachusetts: The Greater Boston Food Bank, Merrimack Valley Good Bank, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Worcester County Food Bank; and provided further, that the department may assess an administrative charge not to exceed 2 per cent of the total appropriation herein.............................................................................................................................. $11,000,000

2511-2000.. For the Agricultural Innovation Center; provided, that the Agricultural Innovation Center shall provide a broad range of technical and business development services to the commonwealth’s agricultural producers that may add value to the producers products and services; provided further, that the Agricultural Innovation Center shall develop an outreach program to identify and foster new, innovative ideas and approaches to adding value to the commonwealth’s agricultural economy; and provided further, that the Agricultural Innovation Center shall solicit requests from the commonwealth’s agricultural industry for funding and technical assistance in training, marketing, distribution, applied research, agri-tourism, aquaculture, forestry, processing, fiber and agricultural resource management.............................................................................................................................. $1,500,000

2511-3002.. For the Integrated Pest Management program......................................................................................... $300,000

Department of Conservation and Recreation.

2800-0100.. For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that said department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of state police to provide police coverage on department of conservation and recreation properties and parkways; provided further, that the department of state police shall reimburse said department of conservation and recreation for costs incurred by said department including, but not limited to vehicle maintenance and repairs, the operation of department of state police buildings and other related costs; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all offices and positions of the division performing construction activities for the department of conservation and recreation shall be subject to classification under sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department shall establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents and leases, and to adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance, operation, and administration of the department; provided further, that an annual report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding fee adjustments not later than February 14, 2008; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or administrative bulletin to the contrary, the department shall not pay any fees charged for the leasing or maintenance of vehicles to the operational services division; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime costs; provided further, that the department of conservation and recreation shall provide the house and senate committees on ways and means with a 30 day notice before any intersubsidiary transfers or interagency service agreements and the reason for said transfer; provided further, that the amount transferred pursuant to interagency service agreements shall not increase from fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the department shall maintain and retain all operations, programs, real property and employees related to the Connecticut River Action Program to promote the conservation and protection of the unique natural resources present in the Connecticut river valley; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall continue to fund a maintenance contract for daily trash removal at Revere beach through proceeds received by the city of Revere and the department of conservation and recreation pursuant to section 29 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2002 and section 2 of this act; provided further, that the department shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before closing any facility owned or operated by the department; provided further, that $10,000 shall be expended for the Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network to help protect natural resources and promote public health; provided further, that any employee paid from this item as of August 1, 2004, that was included in the report required from said item in chapter 149 of the acts of 2004, and any employees assigned to that item after August 1, 2004, shall not be paid from any other item of appropriation; provided further, that the department of conservation and recreation shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2007 detailing the merger of the former metropolitan district commission with the former department of environmental management into the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that said report shall detail the efficiencies that have been achieved from said merger; provided further, that said report shall detail the areas of the department where efficiencies have been achieved from the sharing of resources; and provided further, that said report shall provide a plan to fully integrate all aspects of the department and said plan shall provide any recommendations that are necessary to improve the department ..................$6,004,212

2800-0101.. For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department and the office of water resources in the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that $500,000 shall be paid to the town of Clinton, under section 8 of chapter 307 of the acts of 1987, to compensate for the use of certain land; provided further, that the amount of the payment shall be charged to the General Fund and shall not be included in the amount of the annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority assessed to the authority under the General Laws; provided further, that $48,000 shall be expended for the flood control activities undertaken by the Thames river valley communities of Massachusetts in conjunction with the state of Connecticut; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the invasive weed control in the Pepperell pond impoundment of the Nashua river of Groton and Pepperell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for invasive weed control on the Charles river in Waltham; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of invasive aquatic weeds on the Charles river in Auburndale; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for aquatic weed control in the Upper Mystic lake in Winchester; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for weed control in Winter pond in Winchester; provided further that $40,000 shall be expended for aquatic nuisance control in Sluice pond and Flax pond in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for stormwater remediation and erosion control at Farm Pond in Sherborn; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for a water quality project to Eel Pond in the town of Mattapoisett; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for sediment control in Crystal Lake and Elginwood Pond in the city of Peabody, including but not limited to: $15,000 for a phosphorus study including algae and weed control and abatement, $14,000 for plant inventory and monitoring, and $38,000 for a bathymetry study to determine the exact volume and ascertain the circulation and water quality and appropriate pond level and height for water quality and recreational use in Crystal Lake and Elginwood Pond in the city of Peabody; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Hopkinton for the operation of North Pond Dam/Lake Maspenock Dam located in the towns of Hopkinton, Milford; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Blackwater River in Salisbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Pine Tree Brook in the town of Milton; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the water plant in Reading............................................................................................................................................... $2,896,548

2800-0401.. For a program to provide stormwater management for all properties and roadways under the care, custody and control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the department shall develop and implement a stormwater management program in compliance with federal and state stormwater management requirements; provided further, that the department shall inventory all existing stormwater infrastructure, assess its current stormwater practices, analyze long term capital and operational needs, and develop a stormwater management plan to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements; and provided further, that in order to protect public safety and to protect water resources for water supply, recreational and ecosystem uses, the department will immediately implement interim stormwater management practices including but not limited to street sweeping, inspection and cleaning of catch basins, and emergency repairs to roadway drainage........................................................................................ $941,288

2800-0500.. For the freshwater and saltwater beaches under the control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that all beaches shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day; provided further, that the beaches shall have their full amount of required maintenance and upkeep; provided further, that no less than $35,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Nahant Beach Reservation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Jones River Watershed Association of Kingston for program support; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2007, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of funding provided to each beach under the control of the department in fiscal years 2006 and 2007; (2) a breakdown of how the funds were spent for each beach and the services that were provided; (3) the items of appropriation used to provide funding; (4) the amount of funding to be provided for each beach in fiscal year 2008 from this item; and (5) a list of the services or materials for each beach that will be provided from this item; Provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for personnel and equipment; provided further, that of said $2,000,000, not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the purchase of new equipment to provide better maintenance of the metropolitan beaches commission, as recommended by the report Beaches We Can Be Proud Of, a report prepared for the Metropolitan beaches commission; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for maintaining, trash removal, maintenance and up keep for Nantasket Beach in the town of Hull; and provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Kings Beach and Long beach in Lynn...................................................... $5,170,000

2800-0600.. For the pools and spray pools under the control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that all pools and spray pools shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day; provided further, that the pools and spray pools shall have their full amount of required maintenance and upkeep; and provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2007, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of funding provided to each pool under the control of the department in fiscal years 2006 and 2007; (2) a breakdown of how the funds were spent for each pool and the services that were provided; (3) the items of appropriation used to provide funding; (4) the amount of funding to be provided for each pool in fiscal year 2008 from this item; and (5) a list of the services or materials for each pool that will be provided from this item ..................................................................................................................................$750,000

The Governor has reduced the following item and struck out certain language.
2800-0700.. For the office of dam safety; provided, that the department shall, in collaboration with the department of environmental protection and the department of fish and game, establish and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all dams in Massachusetts, and develop a coordinated permitting and regulatory approach to dam removal for stream restoration and public safety; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for repairs to Manns Pond Dam in Sharon; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a study of the pumping capacity of the Amelia Earhart Dam on the Mystic River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the repairs of the dam in the town of Millbury; and provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the dam on the Squannacook River known as the Squannacook Dam, and jointly owned by the towns of Groton and Shirley......................................................................................................................................................... $1,445,000 $1,145,000

2800-2000.. For the state licensed foresters program the department of conservation and recreation may expend an amount not to exceed $600,000 from revenues collected from the sale of timber for materials, supplies, equipment and compensation of employees of the program; provided, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system................................................................................................................................................................................. $600,000

2800-9004.. For certain payments for the maintenance and use of the Trailside Museum and the Chickatawbut Hill center......................... $425,000

The Governor has reduced the following item and struck out certain language.
2810-0100.. For the operations of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used to operate all of the division’s parks, heritage state parks, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools and for the oversight of rinks, to protect and manage the division’s lands and natural resources including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; and provided further, that the level of funding for the beaches and pools from this item in fiscal year 2008 shall not be reduced from fiscal year 2007; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the town of Holbrook; provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended for the Schooner Ernestina Commission; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended by the department of conservation and recreation to hire additional state licensed foresters; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to monitor and control water and wastewater systems in the town of Medfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Camp Marion Recreation Program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton; and provided further, that Watson’s Pond state park in Taunton and Ames Nowell state park in Abington shall remain open and appropriately staffed to allow public swimming and recreation for the season ...................................................................................................................................................................................... $23,305,308 $22,755,308

2810-0200..For summer employment programs at department of conservation and recreation facilities; provided, that the programs shall include peer-led youth recreation and interpretive programs, a youth all-star band, and a park repair and improvement program by skilled and unskilled laborers; and provided further, that the programs shall provide opportunities for underprivileged populations, especially in economic development areas...................................... $2,000,000

2810-2000..For the seasonal hires of the division of state parks and recreation, including hires for the forest fire control unit; provided, that no funds from this item shall be expended for year-round seasonal employees; provided further, that seasonal employees who are hired before the second Sunday before Memorial Day and whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2007 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2008 during the period of their seasonal employment; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made from the amount appropriated other than for those purposes identified in this item; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item are positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30, or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; and provided further, that notwithstanding said section 1 of said chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12-month period ...................................................................................... $5,570,015

2810-2040..The division of state parks and recreation may expend not more than $4,454,826 from revenue collected from fees charged by the division, including revenues collected from campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program for additional expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system and for the personnel costs of seasonal employees; provided, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the costs of full-time equivalent personnel; provided further, that 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 as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that no expenditures made in advance of the receipts shall be permitted to exceed 75 per cent of the amount of revenues projected by the first quarterly statement required by section 1B; provided further, that the comptroller shall notify house and senate committees on ways and means at the time subsequent quarterly statements are published of the variance between actual and projected receipts in each such quarter and the implications of that variance for expenditures made; and provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item..................................................................................... $4,454,826

The Governor has reduced the following item and struck out certain language.
2820-0100.. For the administration, operation and maintenance of the division of urban parks and recreation, including for the maintenance, operation and related costs of the parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, purchase of all necessary supplies and related equipment, and the civilianization of crossing guards located at division intersections where state police previously performed such duties; provided, that no less than $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock park on Lynn Shore drive in the city of Lynn including $5,000 for the replacement of dead vegetation in the park; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the athletic fields located on Robinson Street and Hancock Street in the town of Hanson; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the linked trail system for local and state parks along the Back River in the towns of Weymouth and Hingham; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Eugene Lovely field in Andover; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for park located in Suffolk County on parcel 2102442005; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended for lighting, infrastructure repair and horticulturalist personnel for the southwest corridor park; provided further, that the parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care and custody of the metropolitan district commission in fiscal year 2003 shall remain solely under the jurisdiction, custody and care of the division of urban parks and recreation; provided further, that not less than $3,900 shall be expended on the Senator Charles E. Shannon Crossing Guard Corps at the corner of Mystic avenue and Shore drive in the city of Somerville; provided further, that $297,000 shall be expended for the James Michael Curley Recreation Center in the city of Boston; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season; provided further, that the level of funding for the beaches and pools from this item in fiscal year 2008 shall not be reduced from fiscal year 2007; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for safety improvements by the ponds at Lake Street in the Town of Acushnet; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended to the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Herter Center in the Christian A. Herter Park located in Allston-Brighton for the purpose of preserving educational and cultural materials that benefit the Commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Lake Singletary Watershed Association for services related to water quality and conservation improvements; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for staffing, management, and maintenance, on the esplanade in Boston; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Library Park in the city of Woburn; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public safety on the Deerfield and upper Connecticut River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Heritage State Park located in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be provided to the Veterans’ Memorial Park in Blackstone; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the sole purpose of restoring, operating, maintaining and ongoing support of the department of conservation and recreation park rangers mounted unit in the Blue Hills Reservation, existing as of January 1, 2004, which shall be located, sited and operated from a stable and facilities in the Blue Hill Reservation; provided further, that not later than December 28, 2007, the department of conservation and recreation shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report detailing the actual expenditures of funds; provided further, that any funds not so expended solely for this purpose shall be reimbursed to said department of conservation and recreation park rangers mounted unit from the funds allocated for the operation of the office of the secretary of the executive office of environmental affairs fiscal year 2007 budget allocation, retroactively; provided further, that the secretary of the executive office of environmental affairs is hereby directed to request and obtain the return of all animals, equipment, including: tack and trailers, and personnel of the department of conservation and recreation park rangers mounted unit within their control, custody and possession as of January 1, 2004; provided further, that should additional horses of a comparable or better quality as such horses in said mounted unit as of January 1, 2004 need to be obtained by gift or purchase, that said office of the secretary of the executive office of environmental affairs shall incur said costs; provided further, that the secretary of environmental affairs is hereby directed to commence an investigation and study relative to forming a public/private partnership to assist in the maintenance and care of the unit, including: but not limited to, fundraising, operating and maintaining the horses, stables and other facilities in connection with said department of conservation and recreation mounted ranger unit; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for public safety along Nonantum Road in Watertown; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended on Havey Beach in West Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with the clean up of the Charles River lakes district; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Hill Park and the William G. Reinstein Recreation Complex in the City of Revere; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for electronic flood gates at the Furnace Brook/Black’s Creek on Quincy Shore Drive ............................................................................................................................................. $28,948,582 $28,238,582

2820-0101.. For the costs associated with the department’s urban park rangers specific to the security of the state house; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall only be expended for the costs of security and urban park rangers at the state house....................................... $1,914,803

2820-0200.. For seasonal hires of the division of urban parks and recreation; provided, that no funds in this item shall be used for year-round seasonals; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item are positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30, or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; and provided further, that notwithstanding said section 1 of said chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12-month period....................................... $3,000,000

The Governor has reduced the following item by $400,000
2820-0300.. For the operation and maintenance of the central artery/tunnel parks and Spectacle island....................................... $1,771,000 $1,371,000

2820-1000.. The division of urban parks and recreation may expend not more than $200,000 from revenue collected pursuant to section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws.................................................................................................................................................... $200,000

2820-1001.. The division of urban parks and recreation may expend not more than $50,000 from revenue collected for the operation and maintenance of the division’s telecommunications system from revenues received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the department of highways, central artery/Ted Williams tunnel project, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities through a system of user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation; provided, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the system under agreements previously entered into; and provided further, that this item may be reimbursed by political subdivisions of the commonwealth and private entities for direct and indirect costs expended by the division to maintain the telecommunications system.......................................................................................................................................... $50,000

2820-2000.. For the expenses of maintaining the parkways within the division of urban parks and recreation, including the costs of personnel and snow and ice removal expenses; provided, that the department of conservation and recreation shall take all measures to ensure that the department’s snow and ice control efforts are efficient and cost effective; provided further, that the secretary of environmental affairs shall submit to the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight and the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing a snow emergency plan for roads, bridges and sidewalks under the care of the department of conservation and recreation by January 14, 2008; and provided further, that the secretary of environmental affairs shall submit to the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight and the house and senate committees on ways and means a report not later than September 1, 2007 which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) a list of amounts paid from state appropriations for snow and ice control efforts for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 and (b) any other information that said secretary determines is necessary to account for and explain the extraordinary expenditure of state appropriations for the control and removal of snow and ice................................................................................... $1,000,000

2820-3001.. The division of urban parks and recreation may expend not more than $1,000,000 from revenue collected from skating rink fees and rentals for the operation and maintenance, including personnel costs, of 4 rinks between September 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008 for an expanded and extended rink season; provided, that when assigning time for the use of its rinks, the division shall give priority to those which qualify under applicable state and federal law as nonprofit organizations or as a public school........................................................................................................... $1,000,000

2820-4420.. For the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course; provided, that the division of urban parks and recreation may expend not more than $1,100,000 from revenue collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue 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; and provided further, 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 a full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30.......................... $1,100,000

2820-4421.. For the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course; provided, that the division of urban parks and recreation may expend not more than $1,100,000 from revenue collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue 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; and provided further, notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than a full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30....................................... $1,100,000

2820-9005.. For the operation of street lighting on the division of urban parks and recreation parkways; provided, that no expenditure shall be made other than in the GG object class; provided further, that the department of conservation and recreation shall take all measures to further ensure that said department’s street lighting efforts are efficient and cost effective; provided further, that said department shall implement a plan to achieve efficiencies and reduce said lighting costs; and provided further, that said department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than September 1, 2007 on measures taken to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness of their street lighting program that shall include but not be limited to the following (1) all efforts taken by said department to reduce street lighting costs in fiscal years, 2006 and 2007 (2) efforts to reduce the amount paid for electricity through bulk purchasing agreements and (3) a long range plan on energy savings initiatives ............................................................................. $3,157,174

Division of Energy Resources.

7006-1000.. For the operation of the division of energy resources...................................................................... $1,027,121

7006-1001.. For the residential conservation service program under chapter 465 of the acts of 1980, and the commercial and apartment conservation service program pursuant to section 11A of chapter 25A of the General Laws......................................................... $201,272

7006-1003.. For the operation of the division of energy resources; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under section 11H of chapter 25A of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item.............. $441,404

Department of Early Education and Care.

3000-1000.. For the administration of the department of early education and care and the costs of field operations and licensing provided through the department; provided, that funds from this item shall be expended on the development and piloting of a kindergarten readiness assessment system that is educationally sound; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended on the development of a comprehensive evaluation system for all early education and care programs in the commonwealth; provided further, that the department shall report on the first business day of each month to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on children and families, the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the secretary of administration and finance on the unduplicated number of children on waiting lists for state-subsidized early education and care programs and services, including supportive child care services; provided further, that, notwithstanding chapter 66A of the general laws, the department of early education and care, the lead agencies of community partnership councils, the child care resource and referral agencies, the department of education, the department of transitional assistance, the department of social services, and the department of public health may share with each other personal data regarding the parents and children who receive services provided under early education and care programs administered by the commonwealth for waitlist management, program implementation and evaluation, reporting, and policy development purposes; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended to develop an implementation plan for a workforce development system in collaboration with the board and chancellor of higher education, pursuant to section 5 of chapter 15D of the general laws; provided further, that as part of the development of said workforce implementation plan, the department shall expend funds for the development of core competencies for those working with children in early education programs; provided further, that the department shall consult with early childhood education practitioners, researchers and experts in early childhood education, child development, and children’s mental health, and faculty in degree granting programs in the early childhood education field; provided further, that in developing said core competencies the department shall differentiate by levels of responsibility, delivery settings, and developmental age group of the children; provided further, the department shall consider core competencies defined by other states as well as the program standards for children ages 3 and 4 promulgated by the department of education; provided further, that the board of early education and care shall approve core competency requirements for those working with children from birth through entrance into kindergarten; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the development of a quality rating system for early education and care programs participating in the universal pre-kindergarten program under chapter 15D of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall consult with experts in early childhood education and quality measurement and with Massachusetts providers, including those representing family child care, non-profit centers, for-profit centers, head start programs, and public school programs; provided further, that the development of a quality rating system shall include, but not be limited to, a definition of quality standards under said chapter 15D, the development of a quality rating scale, and recommendations relative to quality rating system implementation, governance, monitoring, accountability, and for ensuring reciprocity between a quality rating system and existing accountability standards including but not limited to licensing regulations, National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation, PRISM, and public school standards; provided further, that the department shall issue a report, not later than February 15, 2008, on the status of the department’s programming to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairpersons of the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the house and senate chairperson of the joint committee on education; provided further, that the report shall contain the proposed core competencies to be issued by the department, and the status and findings of the department’s quality rating system; provided further, that the report shall contain a multi-year plan for the alignment of rates and quality standards and for program to move toward meeting the quality standards enumerate in item 3000-5075; provided further, that the report shall include on the number of children served in the pilot program created in item 3000-4050 of this act, the number of additional children who would be eligible for services in that category, and the estimate cost of fully funding early education and care for those children; provided further, that the report shall contain details on the implementation of universal pre-kindergarten grants, along with any legislative recommendations for the improvement of the program; provided further, that the report shall contain a multi-year plan for the alignment of all classroom based quality enhancement grants funded by the department in order to ensure fairness and consistency across all pre-school grant programs; provided further, that the report shall included the department’s recommendations on the consistent implementation of accreditation assistance across the commonwealth; provided further, that the report shall include the number of early childhood educators and providers who have received such training, the estimate number who have requested such additional training, and a review and analysis of the most effective types of professional development; and provided further, that the report shall included the estimated number of pre-school suspensions and expulsions that occur each year in the commonwealth, the relative frequency of each type of mental illness or behavioral issues among children receiving programs and services from the department, and an analysis of the most effective intervention strategies ...................................................... $13,496,287

3000-2000.. For local and regional administration and coordination of services provided by child care resource and referral agencies and community partnerships for children lead agencies; provided, that funding for eligible early education and care activities shall include, but not be limited to, administrative costs of these agencies, program coordination and support, voucher management, outreach to hard to reach populations, intake and eligibility services for families seeking financial assistance to enroll in early education and care programs, resource and referral for families with disabilities in child care programs, support of comprehensive services for children and families, maintenance of the department’s centralized waiting list for state-subsidized early education and care, community-based programs that provide direct services to parents, walk-in services for homeless families, and comprehensive planning at the local level through interagency and community collaboration; provided further, that community partnership councils receiving grants distributed from this item shall not expend more than $4,625,533 for administrative costs, as defined by the department; provided further, that the department shall assist the community partnership councils receiving grants of less than $100,000 that choose to regionalize with the implementation of any regionalization plans; and provided further, that up to $500,000 may be expended on planning grants to assist local councils in expanding their mission beyond pre-school aged children to include the provision of comprehensive services, community collaboration, quality, and outreach efforts to all children served by the department regardless of age............................................................................................................................................................ $24,958,948

3000-2050.. For the administration of the Children’s Trust Fund; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of early education and care shall collaborate with Children’s Trust Fund on the implementation of section 202 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, but shall not exercise any supervision or control with respect to the board..................................................................... $1,323,194

3000-3050.. For supportive early education and care associated with the family stabilization program; provided, that funds from this item shall only be expended for early education and care costs of children with active cases at the department of social services; provided further, that the department of social services and the department of early education and care are directed to design and implement standards for early education and care placements made under this item; provided further, that the department of early education and care, in collaboration with the department of social services, shall maintain a centralized list detailing the number of children eligible for services in this item, the number of supportive slots filled, and the number of supportive slots available; provided further, that no waiting list for the services shall exist; provided further, that all children eligible for services under this item shall receive said services; provided further, that if the department determines that available appropriations for this program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the secretary of administration and finance, a report detailing the amount of appropriation needed to address such a deficiency; and provided further, that the commissioner of the department of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000, 3000-4050 and 3000-4060, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before the transfer $67,298,130

3000-4050.. For early education and care programs for families in transition; provided, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded from this item and item 3000-3050 by category of eligibility; provided further, that the report shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 funded from this item; provided further, that recipients of benefits under the employment services program or any successor program, participants of any component activity under the program of transitional aid to families with dependent children, former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children who are employed during the year after termination of benefits, former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children participating in education or training programs authorized by department of transitional assistance regulations, parents under the age of 18 currently enrolled in an education or job training program who would qualify for transitional aid for families with dependent children, but for the deeming of grandparents’ income, and former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children who are employed or in an authorized period of job search as of the expiration of the transitional year, and require post-transitional early education and care vouchers, shall be paid for from this item; provided further, that recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children shall not be charged fees for care provided under this item; provided further, that early education and care for the children of teen parents receiving transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits, teen parents receiving supplemental security income payments and whose dependent children receive the aid, and teen parents at risk of becoming eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all teens eligible for year-round full-time early education and care services shall be participating in school, education, work and training-related activities or a combination thereof for at least the minimum number of hours required by regulations promulgated for the program of transitional aid, whether or not such teens are recipients of benefits from the program; provided further, that early education and care slots funded from this item shall be distributed geographically in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to early education and care for all eligible individuals; provided further, that informal early education and care benefits shall be funded from this item; provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services; provided further, that income-eligible early education and care shall not be funded from this item; provided further, that all early education and care providers that are part of a public school system shall accept early education and care vouchers from recipients funded through this appropriation; provided further, that all children eligible for services under this item shall receive said services; provided further, that if the department determines that available appropriations for this program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the secretary of administration and finance, a report detailing the amount of appropriation needed to address such a deficiency; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000 and 3000-4060, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before the transfer; provided further, that not more than 3 percent of any item may be transferred in fiscal year 2008; and provided further, that if the department determines that additional funds will be available in this item after providing services to all eligible children, the department may expend funds on a pilot program to serve the children of parents or other relatives receiving supplemental security income or otherwise not receiving the aid but whose dependent children receive the aid.............................................................................................................................................................. $166,944,998

3000-4060.. For income-eligible early education and care programs; provided, that income eligible programs shall not include the employment services child care program, transitional child care programs, or post-transitional child care programs; provided further, that the department of early education and care may not fund programs from this item unless explicitly authorized; provided further, that not less than 500 early education and care slots shall be reserved for children in the foster care program at the department of social services; provided further, that informal early education and care benefits for families meeting income-eligibility criteria shall be funded from this item; provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services; provided further, that early education and care slots funded from this item shall be distributed geographically in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to early education and care for all eligible individuals; provided further, that all early education and care providers that are part of a public school system shall be required to accept early education and care vouchers from recipients funded through this appropriation; provided further, that $ 47,761,095 shall be expended to provide pre-school direct services to eligible children through the local councils funded in item 3000-2000 in chapter 139 of the acts of 2006; provided further, that said funds shall be provided only to councils which provided direct services to children through item 3000-4000 in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that programs receiving funding through said councils in fiscal year 2008 shall meet the quality standards required by programs funded through item 3000-4000 in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that said councils shall receive grants sufficient to ensure that any child receiving services through the councils on July 1, 2007 shall continue to receive services on the same terms and conditions as during fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the councils shall enroll any new children receiving services in fiscal year 2008 from the centralized waitlist maintained by the department under terms and conditions to be determined by the department, including but not limited to a maximum rate capped at the seventy fifth percentile of the regional market rate; provided further, that children receiving services through this allocation shall retain priority status for future services available through the department upon attaining the age of 5; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000 and 3000-4050, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before the transfer; provided further, that not more than 3 percent of any item may be transferred in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that said plan shall be forwarded to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees, and the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that the department shall maintain not less than the same number of vouchers funded in fiscal year 2007; and provided further, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary $209,825,847

3000-5000.. For grants to head start programs; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on early head start programs .......... $9,000,000

3000-5075.. For the Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program established under chapter 15D of the General Laws; provided, that funds from this item shall be expended on grants to improve the quality of and expand access to preschool programs and services to children from the age of 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible, through a mixed system of service delivery including public, private, non-profit and for-profit pre-schools, child care centers, nursery schools, preschools operating within public and private schools and school districts, Head Start programs, independent and system-affiliated family child care homes; provided further, that funds shall be awarded directly to programs; provided further, that in awarding grant funds under this program, preference shall be given to establishing pre-school classrooms in towns and cities with schools and districts at risk of or determined to be under-performing in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69, schools and districts which have been placed in the accountability status of identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring pursuant to departmental regulations, or which have been designated Commonwealth priority schools or Commonwealth Pilot Schools pursuant to said regulations, schools or districts with a high percentage of students scoring in level 1 and 2 on the MCAS exams, or programs which serve children not less than 50 per cent of whom are from families earning at or below 85 per cent of the state median income; provided further, that all programs designated as Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten program participants shall meet high program quality standards including those outlined in the Early Childhood Program Standards for Three and Four Year Olds and the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, and including appropriate standards for teacher and staff quality, teacher to child ratios and group size, age-appropriate curriculum and child assessment practices, kindergarten readiness assessments, comprehensive services like health and dental screenings and mental health supports where needed, transition to kindergarten policies, and program evaluation; provided further that any newly-funded programs designated as Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten program participants must have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the National Association of Family Child Care or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; provided further, that funds may be expended on programs working towards the designation of being a Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program participant; provided further, that programs shall have in place an assessment tool approved by the department, including but not limited to: Work Sampling, High Scope Child Observation Record, Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum, or Ages and Stages; provided further, that remaining funds available after grants are made to eligible programs may be expended on programs working towards the designation of being a Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program participant; provided further, that the grant program shall be sufficiently flexible to serve families with various work schedules; provided further, that programs receiving grant funds may use the funds to enhance teacher and staff quality and compensation, enhance program ability to interpret and use assessment data effectively, enhance developmentally appropriate practice, incorporate ancillary services into the program, facilitate or provide access to wrap-around services for working families, or to increase capacity to expand access to age-eligible children on the centralized wait list maintained by the department; provided further, that preference shall be given in awarding grants to those programs which demonstrate affordability for middle class and working class parents according to standards to be developed by the department; provided further, that the department shall issue a report, not later than February 15, 2008, proposing a multi-year plan for the alignment of all classroom based quality enhancement grants funded by the department in order to ensure fairness and consistency across all pre-school grant programs; provided further, that said plan shall be forwarded to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees, and the secretary of administration and finance and provided further, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary.................................................................................................................................................................... $7,138,739

3000-6000.. For grants to early education and care providers in the commonwealth for the costs associated with accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Association for Family Child Care, or such other accreditation agencies approved by the board; provided, that funds shall be distributed by the department with approval of the board; provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include community partnership councils, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, head start programs, licensed child care providers, and child care resource and referral centers; provided further, that the department shall work with community partnership councils and child care resource and referral centers to identify applicants who are highly talented providers capable of meeting the rigorous accreditation requirements of these agencies; and provided further, that, in order to ensure continuity in the accreditation process, the department shall provide continuation grants without further application to any local council which received funds last year, and which are engaged in ongoing accreditation projects................................. $1,738,739

3000-6050.. For grants to provide professional development for early education and care providers to be distributed by the department with approval of the board; provided, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include community partnership councils, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, head start programs, licensed child care providers, and child care resource and referral centers; provided further, that the department shall only approve professional development courses and offerings with proven, replicable results in improving early education and care, and which shall have demonstrated the use of best practices, as determined by the department; provided further, that said professional development courses shall be aligned with core competencies identified by the department and with the Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten program quality standards; and provided further, that the department shall encourage and support early childhood education and care providers to obtain associates and bachelors degrees through the Building Careers program mode ........................................................................................................................................$3,108,000

3000-6075.. For early childhood mental health consultation services in early education and care programs in the commonwealth; provided, that preference shall be given to those services designed to limit the number of expulsions and suspensions from said programs; and provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include community partnership councils, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, head start programs, licensed child care providers, child care resource and referral centers and other qualified entities..................................... $2,400,000

3000-7000.. For statewide neonatal and postnatal home parenting education and home visiting programs for at-risk newborns to be administered by the Children’s Trust Fund; provided, that the department shall collaborate with the Children’s Trust Fund, whenever feasible and appropriate, to coordinate services provided though this item with services provided through item 3000-7050 in order to ensure that parents receiving services through this item are aware of all opportunities available to them and their children through the department; provided further, that such services shall be made available statewide to parents under the age of 21 years; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, priority for such services shall be given to low-income parents ...................................................................................................................................... $12,763,844

3000-7050.. For grants to programs which improve the parenting skills of participants in early education and care programs in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $5,395,694 shall be expended on the Mass Family Networks program; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for grants for the home-based parenting, family literacy, and school readiness program known as the Parent-Child Home Program; provided further, that the department shall distribute said $3,000,000 not later than September 15, 2007; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be made available for matching grants to fund a Reach Out and Read program, to provide books to at-risk children through book distribution programs established in community health centers, medical practices, and hospitals for at-risk children; and; provided further, that the funds distributed through Reach Out and Read program shall be contingent upon a match of match of not less than $1 in private or corporate contributions for every $1 in state grant funding; and provided further, that the department shall, to the maximum extent feasible, coordinate services provided though this item with services provided through items 3000-7000 and 3000-7050 in order to ensure that parents receiving services through this item are aware of all opportunities available to them and their children through the department............................................. $9,455,694

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Office of the Secretary.

4000-0112.. For matching grants to boys' and girls' clubs, YMCA and YWCA organizations, nonprofit community centers, and youth development programs; provided, that the secretary of health and human services shall award the full amount of each grant to each organization upon commitment of matching funds from the organization; provided further, that not less than $3,300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Methuen Branch of the Merrimack Valley YMCA; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the young parents program of the Newton Community Service Centers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Project Adventure Youth Leadership Program administered by Family Services Incorporated of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the West Suburban YMCA; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the YWCA of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Chelsea YMCA; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Day Nursery; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Franklin Community Action Corporation for youth services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the YMCA of Greater Lynn; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Nazzaro Recreation Center; provided further that not less than $150,000 shall be expanded for nonprofit Youth Services in Andover; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programs at the YWCA of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Oak Square YMCA that will service teens from ages 13 to 17, inclusive; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for health and wellness programming at the YWCA of Greater Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Greater Worcester YMCA youth programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Girls Incorporated of Holyoke; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programs at the Northeast Family YMCA; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Tri-County for services at the Milford Youth Center; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for youth programs in Massachusetts administered by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 for Dot-Well youth services and out of school time activities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the United Teen Equity Center in Lowell; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the YMCA of Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Friend and Family Services of Salem; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the public partnership program between the greater Lynn YMCA and YWCA and the public partnership program between the town of Saugus and the Saugus YMCA and YWCA; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a community fitness and nutrition program for youth in the town of Watertown operated by Boston Boxing and Fitness, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the YMCAs of Massachusetts, Inc., for distribution to its member YMCAs; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for programs at the Fishing Academy, Incorporated; and provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the exact amount distributed in fiscal year 2008 by February 1, 2008....................................... $5,705,000

4000-0265.. For a primary care workforce development and loan forgiveness grant program at community health centers, for the purpose of enhancing recruitment and retention of primary care physicians and other clinicians at community health centers throughout the Commonwealth; provided, that the grant shall be administered by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers in consultation with the secretary of the executive office of health and human services and relevant member agencies; and provided further, that the funds shall be matched by other public and private funds; and provided, further, that the League shall work with said secretary and said agencies to maximize all sources of public and private funds............................... $1,700,000

The Governor disapproved the following language as indicated.
4000-0300.. For the operation of the executive office, including the operation of the managed care oversight board; provided, that the executive office shall provide technical and administrative assistance to agencies under the purview of the secretariat receiving federal funds; provided further, that the executive office and its agencies, when contracting for services on the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, shall take into consideration the increased costs associated with the provision of goods, services, and housing on said islands; provided further, that the executive office shall monitor the expenditures and completion timetables for systems development projects and enhancements undertaken by all agencies under the purview of the secretariat, and shall ensure that all measures are taken to make such systems compatible with one another for enhanced interagency interaction; provided further, that the executive office shall continue to develop and implement the common client identifier; provided further, that the executive office shall ensure that any collaborative assessments for children receiving services from multiple agencies within the secretariat shall be performed within existing resources; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the administrative, contracted services and non-personnel systems costs related to the implementation and operation of programs authorized by sections 9A to 9C, inclusive, and sections 16B and 16C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the costs shall include, but not be limited to, pre-admission screening, utilization review, medical consultants, disability determination reviews, health benefit managers, interagency service agreements, the management and operation of the central automated vendor payment system, including the recipient eligibility verification system, vendor contracts to upgrade and enhance the central automated vendor payment system, the Medicaid management information system and the recipient eligibility verification system MA21, costs related to the information technology chargebacks, contractors responsible for system maintenance and development, personal computers and other information technology equipment; provided further, that 50 per cent of the cost of provider point of service eligibility verification devices purchased shall be assumed by the providers utilizing the devices; provided further, that the executive office shall assume the full cost of provider point of service eligibility verification devices utilized by any and all participating dental care providers; provided further, that in consultation with the division of health care finance and policy, no rate increase shall be provided to existing Medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure that rates of payment to providers do not exceed such rates as are necessary to meet only those costs which must be incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that expenditures for the purposes of each item appropriated for the purpose of programs authorized by chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be accounted for according to such purpose on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system not more than 10 days after the expenditures have been made by the Medicaid management information system; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made for the purpose of programs that are not federally reimbursable, except as specifically authorized herein, or unless made for cost containment efforts the purposes and amounts of which have been submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to making such expenditures; provided further, that the executive office may continue to recover provider overpayments made in the current and prior fiscal years through the Medicaid management information system, and that the recoveries shall be considered current fiscal year expenditure refunds; provided further, that the executive office may collect directly from a liable third party any amounts paid to contracted providers under chapter 118E of the General Laws for which the executive office later discovers another third party is liable if no other course of recoupment is possible; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for the purpose of funding interpretive services directly or indirectly related to a settlement or resolution agreement, with the office of civil rights or any other office, group or entity; provided further, that interpretive services currently provided shall not give rise to enforceable legal rights for any party or to an enforceable entitlement to interpretive services; provided further, that the federal financial participation received from claims filed for the costs of outreach and eligibility activities performed at certain hospitals or by community health centers which are funded in whole or in part by federally permissible in-kind services or provider donations from the hospitals or health centers, shall be credited to this item and may be expended without further appropriation in an amount specified in the agreement with each donating provider hospital or health center; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office shall require the commissioner of mental health to approve any prior authorization or other restriction on medication used to treat mental illness in accordance with written policies, procedures and regulations of the department of mental health; provided further, that the secretary shall ensure that supplemental Medicaid rates required pursuant to section 128 of chapter 58 of the acts of 2006 are implemented in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws or any general or special law to the contrary, for fiscal year 2008 the definition of a “pediatric specialty unit” shall mean an acute care hospital with a burn center verified by the American Burn Center and the American College of Surgeons and a level 1 trauma center for pediatrics verified by the American College of Surgeons or a pediatric unit of an acute care hospital in which the ratio of licensed pediatric beds to total licensed hospital beds as of July 1, 1994, exceeded 0.20; provided further, that in calculating that ratio, licensed pediatric beds shall include the total of all pediatric service beds, and the total of all licensed hospital beds shall include the total of all licensed acute care hospital beds, consistent with Medicare's acute care hospital reimbursement methodology as put forth in the Provider Reimbursement Manual Part 1, Section 2405.3G; provided further, that a hospital with a unit designated as a pediatric specialty unit, or an acute care hospital with a burn center verified by the American Burn Center and the American College of Surgeons and a level 1 trauma center for pediatrics verified by the American College of Surgeons as defined in this item shall be exempt from the inpatient and outpatient efficiency standards being applied to their rate methodology; provided further, that in calculating rates of payment for children enrolled in MassHealth receiving inpatient services at acute care pediatric hospitals and pediatric subspecialty units as defined in section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment, if necessary, sufficient to assure that inpatient SPAD and outlier payments for discharges with a case mix acuity greater than 5.0 shall be at least equal to 85 per cent of the expenses incurred in providing services to those children; provided further, that the executive office, in fiscal year 2008, shall not eliminate payment to hospital outpatient departments for primary care provided to MassHealth members; provided further, that the executive office shall not reduce the outpatient rates for any specialty hospital which limits its admissions to patients under active diagnosis and treatment of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, below that which was granted during hospital fiscal year 2005; provided further, that a new methodology shall be established for rates reimbursed by the commonwealth through the division of health care finance and policy and the executive office of health and human services to cover the cost of care provided by any health care facility licensed by the department of public health as a non-acute chronic hospital with no fewer than 500 licensed beds as of June 30, 2007, with no fewer than 150,000 Medicaid patient days in the state fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, and with an established geriatric teaching program for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals, as follows: (1) the rate for any such facility shall be developed collaboratively through an agreement among the office of Medicaid, the division of health care finance and policy, and any such health care facility; provided, that the process for development of this rate shall include a mechanism to adjust the rate to account for costs outside the reasonable control of the facility that may arise after the rate has been established; (2) the reimbursement methodology shall incorporate the following components: (a) utilization of the payment methodology in effect during fiscal year 2006 together with the most recent 403 cost report filed with the division of health care finance and policy, (b) a per diem rate shall be established which reimburses the full cost, including capital, for both acute and administratively necessary services, (c) a separate per diem rate shall be established which reimburses the full cost, including capital, for long term care services, (d) both rates shall include the full cost, not otherwise reimbursed, of teaching and research activities, and (e) rates shall be inflated over the base year period by the applicable medicare market basket inflation factors; (3) until such time as the new reimbursement methodology is established pursuant to this section, the per diem rates for any such facility shall be increased by at least 13 dollars per day over the rates in effect on April 1, 2007 for the year starting July 1, 2007, and by 5 percent annually for each subsequent year; provided, that notwithstanding this section or any contractual or other provision of law, such facility shall have the right to an increase to the rate then in effect to account for costs outside the reasonable control of such facility that may arise; and (4) notwithstanding any other provision of law, in no event will the rates of payment be lower than the highest rate in effect for such facility in the previous state fiscal year; provided further, that the secretary shall ensure that all Medicaid benefit restorations, program expansions, and rate increases required pursuant to chapter 58 of the acts of 2006 are implemented in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that the executive office shall include smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment and information within MassHealth covered services pursuant to section 108 of chapter 58 of the acts of 2006; provided further, that with respect to section 6036 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the executive office shall assist applicants and recipients born in Massachusetts to obtain a copy of a birth certificate for the purpose of establishing eligibility for Medicaid at no cost to said individuals, and shall provide such additional assistance as may be needed by those applicants and recipients born outside of Massachusetts; provided further, that the executive office shall not, by amendment to the state plan or amendment to the section 1115 demonstration program, elect any state option to increase premiums and cost sharing or reduce benefits pursuant to sections 1916A and 1937 of the Social Security Act as amended by chapter 4 of Title VI of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109171 with respect to any category of persons eligible for medical benefits under chapter 118E as said chapter was in effect on January 1, 2006, unless the executive office has given 90 days notice to the legislature and has received approval of the proposed plan from a majority of the legislature; provided further, that the executive office shall develop a process whereby all participating providers who have signed the Virtual Gateway Services Agreement shall have access to the contents of the consolidated summary of any individual’s application submitted through the virtual gateway; provided further, that said information access shall comply with all HIPPA requirements and state privacy laws; provided further, that not later than September 1, 2007, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing planned fiscal year 2008 expenditures by the executive office as funded by chargebacks to the 17 executive office cluster agencies; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a Health Care Reform Outreach and Education unit within the executive office for the purpose of coordinating statewide activities in marketing, outreach, and the dissemination of educational materials related to state law changes contained in Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006; provided further, that the unit shall collaborate with the office of Medicaid, the executive office of administration and finance, the division of unemployment assistance, the department of revenue, the division of insurance, the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, and the recipients of enrollment outreach grants pursuant to item 4000-0352, to develop common strategies, best practices, and guidelines for providing informational support and assistance to consumers, employers, and businesses; and provided further, that any projection of deficiency in item 4000-0320, 4000-0430, 4000-0500, 4000-0600, 4000-0700, 4000-0870, 4000-0875, 4000-0880, 4000-0890, 4000-0891, 4000-0895, 4000-0990, 4000-1400 or 4000-1405, shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days before the projected exhaustion of funding and that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2008........................ $142,273,307

4000-0301.. For the costs of MassHealth provider and member audit and utilization review activities including, but not limited to, eligibility verification, disability evaluations, provider financial and clinical audits and other initiatives intended to enhance program integrity....................................................... $2,200,000

4000-0320.. The executive office may expend an amount not to exceed $225,000,000 from the monies received from recoveries of any current or prior year expenditures and collections from liens, estate recoveries, third party recoveries, drug rebates, accident and trauma recoveries, case mix recoveries, computer audits, insurance recoveries, provider overpayment recoveries, bankruptcy settlements, Masspro and Healthpro refunds, medicaid fraud returns, data match returns, Medicare appeals, and program and utilization review audits; provided, that additional categories of recoveries and collections, including the balance of any personal needs accounts collected from nursing and other medical institutions upon a recipient’s death and held by the executive office for more than 3 years, may, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, be credited to this item; provided further, that any revenues collected by the division that are not attributable to the aforementioned categories shall be deposited in the General Fund and shall be tracked separately; provided further, that additional categories of recoveries and collections may be credited to this item after providing written notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used for the purposes of item 4000-0300; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be limited solely to payments for the provision of medical care and assistance rendered in the current fiscal year; and provided further, that the executive office shall file quarterly with the house and senate committees on ways and means, a report delineating the amount of current year rebates from pharmaceutical companies or other current year collections which are being used to supplement current year expenditures..................................... $225,000,000

4000-0352.. For MassHealth enrollment outreach grants to public and private nonprofit groups to be administered by the executive office in consultation with the Health Care Reform Outreach and Education Unit; provided, that grants shall be awarded to groups statewide, including areas in which the United States Census deems there exists a high percentage of uninsured individuals and areas in which there are limited health care providers; provided further, that funds shall be awarded as grants to community and consumer-focused public and private nonprofit groups to provide enrollment assistance, education and outreach activities directly to consumers who may be eligible for MassHealth, the Commonwealth Care Program, or the Commonwealth Choice Program, and who may require individualized support due to geography, ethnicity, race, culture, immigration or disease status and representative of communities throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that funds shall be allocated to provide informational support and technical assistance to recipient organizations and to promote appropriate and effective enrollment activities through the statewide health access network; provided further, that the cost of information support and technical assistance shall not exceed 10 per cent of the appropriation and shall not be used to defray current state obligations to provide this assistance; provided further, that in awarding said grants, the executive office of health and human services, in consultation with the Health Care Reform Outreach and Education Unit, shall provide written guidance to selected grantees with specific strategies of how to expend funds in the most efficient manner to target populations and avoid duplication of activities, including examples of best practices among prior year outreach grant recipients; and provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the exact amounts distributed in fiscal year 2008 by February 1, 2008 and the extent to which any portion of resulting expenditures are eligible for federal reimbursement .................................................. $3,500,000

4000-0355.. For the operation of a health care quality and cost council established pursuant to section 16K of chapter 6A of the General Laws to promote high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care.......................................................................................................... $1,000,000

4000-0430.. For the commonhealth program to provide primary and supplemental medical care and assistance to disabled adults and children under sections 9A, 16 and 16A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursement for state expenditures made on behalf of such adults and children; provided further, that children shall be determined eligible for the medical care and assistance if they meet the disability standards as defined by the executive office, which standards shall be no more restrictive than the standards in effect on July 1, 1996; and provided further, that the executive office shall process commonhealth applications within 45 days of receipt of a completed application or within 90 days if a determination of disability is required......................................................................................................................................................................... $101,582,264

4000-0500.. For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office’s primary care clinician/mental health and substance abuse plan or through a health maintenance organization under contract with the executive office and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents and adults under clauses (a), (b), (c), (d) and (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A and section 16C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, exceeds 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be made only for the purposes expressly stated herein; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services and the commissioner of mental health shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means relative to the performance of the managed care organization under contract with the executive office to administer the mental health and substance abuse benefit; provided further, that such quarterly reports shall include, but not be limited to, analyses of utilization trends, quality of care and costs across all service categories and modalities of care purchased from providers through the mental health and substance abuse program, including those services provided to clients of the department of mental health; provided further, that in conjunction with the new Medicaid management information system project, said executive office shall continue to study the feasibility of modifying its claim payment system, in collaboration with the MassHealth behavioral health contractor, to routinely process for payment valid claims for medically necessary covered medical services to eligible recipients with psychiatric and substance abuse diagnoses on a timely basis in an effort to avoid delay and expenses incurred by lengthy appeals processes; provided further, that said secretary shall report to the house and senate committee on ways and means any proposed modifications to said payment system, and a timeline of steps to be taken to implement said modifications; provided further, that not less than $14,000,000 shall be expended for disproportionate share payments for inpatient services provided at pediatric specialty hospitals and units, including pediatric chronic and rehabilitation long-term care hospitals as allowable under federal law; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 of said $14,000,000 shall be expended as a grant to said pediatric chronic and rehabilitation long-term care hospital for which federal financial participation and federal approval need not be obtained; provided further, that $11,900,000 shall be expended on disproportionate share payments to high public payer hospitals; provided further, that the executive office shall ensure that actuarially sound rates for a publicly-operated entity pursuant to section 122 of chapter 58 of the acts of 2006 are implemented in fiscal year 2008; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of health and human services shall not reassign to a managed care plan under contract with the office of MassHealth the behavioral health benefit of any eligible person when the benefit is managed by MassHealth’s specialty behavioral health managed care contactor, after the benefit is elected by or initially assigned to that person, unless the person provides written or verbal consent to the reassignment; provided further that, no later than December 1, 2007, the office of Medicaid shall submit a Medicaid Transformation Grant, federal funding opportunity number HHS-2007-CMS-MTG-0010, to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to fund a MassHealth e-Prescribing pilot project to introduce electronic prescription writing (e-prescribing) to Medicaid providers for developing, piloting, evaluating and rolling out a real-time decision support solution that can be integrated into providers’ workflow that will be accomplished by integrating prior authorization, preferred drug lookup, and other components of Affiliated Computer Services’(ACS, Mass Health’s claims processing contractor) application used by MassHealth providers with the Rx Gateway for prescription routing and related services already under development by MA-SHARE (Massachusetts Simplifying Healthcare Among Regional Entities), the commonwealth’s public-private collaborative for health information exchange; and provided further, that the office of Medicaid shall forward a copy of this application to the house and senate committee on ways and means and the house and senate chairpersons of the joint committee on health care financing ........................................................................................................................................................ $2,884,675,464

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

The Governor has reduced the following item and struck out certain language.
4000-0600.. For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors, and for the operation of the senior care options program under section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the ‘community choices’ initiative; provided further, that benefit for this demonstration project shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the eligibility requirements for this demonstration project shall not be more restrictive than those established in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the projected costs and the number of individuals served by the “community choices” initiative in fiscal year 2008 delineated by the federal poverty level; provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than February 1, 2008; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the regulations, criteria and standards for determining admission to and continued stay in a nursing home in fiscal year 2008 shall not be more restrictive than those regulations, criteria and standards in effect on January 1, 2004 until the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs submit a multi-year plan to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing detailing the suggested timeline for phasing in changes to nursing home clinical criteria, provided that these changes shall not adversely affect current nursing home residents and shall not jeopardize the effectiveness of the 2176 home and community based waiver; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home or non-acute chronic disease hospital that provides kosher food to its residents, the department, in consultation with the division, in recognition of the unique special innovative program status granted by the executive office, shall continue to make the standard payment rates established in fiscal year 2006 to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the purpose of a housing with services demonstration project known as the ‘Caring Homes’ initiative designed to delay or prevent nursing home placement by providing care-giving services to an elder; provided further, that under said demonstration project, eligible MassHealth enrollees shall be able to live in the home of an individual or relative, with the exception of spouses and dependent children, to provide for their long term supports, pursuant to regulations promulgated by said executive office; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended from this item for the purpose of providing an increase to $72.80 per month in the personal needs allowance for individuals residing in nursing homes and rest homes who are eligible for MassHealth, Emergency Aid to the Elderly Disabled and Children program or Supplemental Security Income; provided further, that no less than $270,000 shall be expended for nursing facility pre-admission counseling for long-term care services, which shall include an assessment of community-based options; provided further, that in fiscal year 2008, the division of health care finance and policy shall adjust rates for providers of adult day health by no less than $2,000,000 in the aggregate, which shall be above any previously authorized rate increase; provided further, that effective July 1, 2007 for the fiscal year ending June 30 2008, the division of health care finance and policy shall establish MassHealth nursing facility rates that result in payments to nursing facilities that are not less than $80,000,000 above the payments made to said facilities in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2007, the Office of Medicaid shall submit a Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration grant in accordance with section 6071 of the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, P.L. 109-171, to assist individuals seeking to transition from institutions who wish to live in the community; and provided further, that the Office of Medicaid shall forward a copy of this application to the house and senate committee on ways and means, the house and senate chairpersons of the joint committee on elder affairs, and the house and senate chairpersons of the joint committee on health care financing; and provided further, that the executive office of elder affairs shall make no change in the reimbursement system or operations of adult day health programs as they relate to transportation of program participants, except that the executive office may grant periodic rate increases, as appropriate, for transportation services.......................................................................... $2,053,753,985 $2,051,753,985

4000-0640.. For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in fiscal year 2008 the division of health care finance and policy shall establish nursing facility Medicaid rates that cumulatively total $288,500,000 more than the annual payment rates established by the division under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided further, that the division shall adjust per diem rates to reflect any reductions in Medicaid utilization; provided further, that the payments made pursuant to this line item shall be allocated in the following manner in fiscal year 2008: (1) effective July 1, 2007, an annual amount of $99,000,000 in the aggregate to fund the use of 2000 base year cost information for rate determination purposes; provided, that not more than $9,000,000 of this amount shall be expended for purposes of reimbursing nursing facilities for up to 10 bed hold days for patients of the facility on medical and non-medical leaves of absence; (2) effective July 1, 2007, an annual amount of $122,500,000 for enhanced payment rates to nursing homes; (3) effective July 1, 2007, an annual amount of $50,000,000 to fund a rate add-on for wages, hours and benefits and related employee costs of direct care staff of nursing homes; provided further, that as a condition for such a rate add-on, the division shall require that each nursing home document to the division that such funds are spent only on direct care staff by increasing the wages, hours and benefits of direct care staff, increasing the facility’s staff-to-patient ratio, or by demonstrably improving the facility’s recruitment and retention of nursing staff to provide quality care, which shall include expenditure of funds for nursing facilities which document actual nursing spending that is higher than the median nursing cost per management minute in the base year used to calculate Medicaid nursing facility rates; provided further, that a facility’s direct care staff shall include all nursing personnel including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurses’ aides hired by the facility from any temporary nursing agency or nursing pool registered with the department of public health, provided further, that the division shall credit wage increases that are over and above any previously collectively bargained wage increases; provided further, that in monitoring compliance for this rate add-on, the division’s regulations shall adjust any spending compliance test to reflect any Medicaid nursing facility payment reductions, including, but not limited to, rate reductions imposed on or after October 1, 2002; provided further, that the expenditure of these funds shall be subject to audit by the division in consultation with the department of public health and the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that in implementing this section, the division shall consult with the Nursing Home Advisory Council; (4) effective July 1, 2007, an annual amount of $16,450,000 (a) to fund rate adjustments for reasonable capital expenditures by nursing homes, giving priority to nursing homes located or constructed in under-bedded areas as determined by the executive office, in consultation with the division, that meet quality standards established by the executive office of health and human services in conjunction with the department of public health and the division for the purposes of encouraging the upgrading and maintenance of quality of care in nursing homes; and (b) to fund rate adjustments to eligible nursing homes that meet utilization standards established by the executive office of health and human services in conjunction with the division for the purpose of reducing unnecessary nursing home admissions and facilitating the return of nursing home residents to non-institutional settings; provided further, that to the extent that the annual amount of $16,450,000 in this clause is not fully allocated, the division shall first provide operating or capital rate adjustments for publicly operated, urban and geographically-isolated nursing homes;(5) $300,000 for the purposes of an audit of funds distributed under clause (3); provided further, that the division, in consultation with the department of public health and with the assistance of the executive office of health and human services, shall establish penalties sufficient to deter noncompliance to be imposed against any facility that expends any or all monies in violation of clause (3), including but not limited to recoupment, assessment of fines or interest; provided further, that the division shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1, 2007 a preliminary analysis of funds expended under this subsection in fiscal year 2007 and a description and timeline for auditing of these funds; (6) $250,000 to fund expenses of the division related to the implementation and administration of section 25 of chapter 118G of the General Laws; and (7) an amount sufficient to implement section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996; and provided further, that any additional funds that may become available through this item due to decreased Medicaid utilization shall first fund a per-diem rate add-on for large Medicaid providers as specified in 114.2 CMR 6.06 (10) (a), as in effect on September 1, 2003 and then fund further enhanced rates to nursing homes........................................ $288,500,000

The Governor has reduced the following item by $1,500,000
4000-0700.. For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office’s health care indemnity/ third party liability plan and medical assistance recipients not otherwise covered under the executive office’s managed care or senior care plans, and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents and adults under clauses (a), (b), (c), (d) and (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A and section 16C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, exceeds 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that children who have aged out of the custody of the department of social services shall be eligible for benefits until they reach age 21; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that notwithstanding the foregoing, funds may be expended from this item for the purchase of third party insurance including, but not limited to, Medicare for any medical assistance recipient including, but not limited to, seniors; provided further, that the executive office may reduce MassHealth premiums or copayments or offer other incentives to encourage enrollees to comply with wellness goals, the executive office shall report annually to the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate ways and means on the number of enrollees who met at least 1 wellness goal, any reduction of copayments or premiums, and any other incentives provide because enrollees met wellness goals; provided further, that the executive office shall not, in the fiscal year 2008, fund programs relating to case management with the intention of reducing length of stay for neonatal intensive care unit cases; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for activities relating to disability determinations or utilization management and review, including patient screenings and evaluations, regardless of whether such activities are performed by a state agency, contractor, agent or provider; provided further, that the executive office shall submit a report to the executive office of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2008 detailing the activities described in the preceding proviso to be expended from this item during fiscal year 2008; and provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended to pay for an increase in Medicaid rates for community health centers, as defined in section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws................ $1,683,746,704 $1,682,246,704

4000-0870.. For health care services provided to adults participating in the medical assistance program pursuant to clause (g) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years................................................................................................................................................... $117,206,280

4000-0875.. For the provision of benefits to eligible women who require medical treatment for either breast or cervical cancer in accordance with 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, Public Law 106-354, and in accordance with section 10D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall provide those benefits to women whose income, as determined by the executive office, does not exceed 250 per cent of the federal poverty level, subject to continued federal approval; provided further, that eligibility for the benefits shall be extended solely for the duration of the cancerous condition; provided further, that before the provision of any benefits covered by this item, the executive office shall require screening for either breast or cervical cancer at the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer early detection program operated by the department of public health, in accordance with item 4570-1512 of section 2D; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years............................................................................. $5,422,343

4000-0880.. For MassHealth benefits under clause (c) of subsection (2) of section 9A and section 16C of chapter 118E of the General Laws as amended by chapter 58 of the acts of 2006 for children and adolescents whose family incomes as determined by the executive office are above 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the children and adolescents in prior fiscal years....................................................................................................................................................... $137,978,838

4000-0890.. For the cost of health insurance premium subsidies paid to employees of small businesses participating in the insurance reimbursement program under section 9C of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 58 of the acts of 2006........................ $36,090,197

4000-0891.. For the cost of health insurance subsidies paid to employers participating in the insurance reimbursement program under section 9C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall directly market the program to private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contract with departments within the executive office and the executive office of elder affairs for the purpose of mitigating health insurance costs to the employers and their employees; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office of administration and finance monthly expenditure data for the program, including the total number of employers participating in the program, the percentage of the employers who purchased health insurance for employees prior to participating in the program and total monthly expenditures delineated by payments to small employers and self-employed persons for individual, 2-person family and family subsidies; and provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall seek federal reimbursement for the payments to employers............................................................................................................................................................ $5,490,312

4000-0895.. For the healthy start program to provide medical care and assistance to pregnant women and infants residing in the commonwealth pursuant to section 10E of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall no later than February 14, 2008, report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the population served by the program delineated by the federal poverty level; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years ................................................$18,135,134

4000-0990.. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth through age 18; provided, that the executive office shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the MassHealth program; provided further, that the MassHealth benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both MassHealth and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program, as authorized by section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for MassHealth benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years......................................................................................................................................................................... $15,223,144

4000-1400.. For the purposes of providing MassHealth benefits to persons with a diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.................................................................................................................................................................................... $16,591,488

4000-1405.. For the operation of a program of preventive and primary care for chronically unemployed persons who are not receiving unemployment insurance benefits and who are not eligible for medical assistance but who are determined by the executive office of health and human services to be long-term unemployed; provided, that such persons shall meet the eligibility requirements established under the MassHealth program as established in section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that persons eligible under subsection (7) of section 16D of chapter 118E shall be also eligible to receive benefits under this item; provided further, that the income of such persons shall not exceed 100 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that said eligibility requirements shall not exclude from eligibility persons who are employed intermittently or on a non-regular basis; provided further, that the provision of care to such persons under this program may, taking into account capacity, continuity of care, and geographic considerations, be restricted to certain providers; provided further, that the secretary is hereby authorized to limit or close enrollment if necessary in order to ensure that expenditures from this item do not exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided, however, that no such limitation shall be implemented unless the secretary has given 90 days notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years..................................................................................... $251,837,625

4000-1420.. For the purposes of making payment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003........................ $233,916,047

4003-0122.. For a Citizenship for New Americans Program to assist legal permanent residents in the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants be charged with administering the program; provided further, that said program shall be provided through community-based organizations to the maximum extent possible as determined by the office for refugees and immigrants; provided further, that the program funded by this item provides assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; and provided further, that services shall be designed to include: ESOL/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services such as interpretation and referral services..................................................................................................................................................................... $500,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

4100-0060.. For the operation of the division and the administration of the uncompensated care pool established pursuant to chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the assessment to acute hospitals authorized pursuant to section 5 of said chapter 118G for the estimated expenses of the division shall include in fiscal year 2008, the estimated expenses, including indirect costs, of the division and shall be equal to the amount appropriated in this item less amounts projected to be collected in fiscal year 2008 from: (1) filing fees; (2) fees and charges generated by the division’s publication or dissemination of reports and information; and (3) federal financial participation received as reimbursement for the division’s administrative costs; provided further, that the assessed amount shall not be less than 65 per cent of the total expenses appropriated for the division in the health safety net office; provided further, that the division shall promulgate regulations requiring all hospitals receiving payments from the uncompensated care pool or the health safety net fund to report to the division the following utilization information: the number of inpatient admissions and outpatient visits by age category, income category, diagnostic category and average charge per admission; provided further, that the division shall submit quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means a summary report compiling said data; provided further, that the division, in consultation with the executive office of health and human services, shall not promulgate any increase in Medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or any successor federal statute to ensure that rates of payment to providers do not exceed such rates as are necessary to meet only those costs incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that the division shall meet the reporting requirements of section 25 of chapter 203 of the acts of 1996; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purposes of a survey and study of the uninsured and underinsured in the commonwealth, including the health insurance needs of the residents of the commonwealth; provided further, that said study shall examine the overall impact of programs administered by the executive office of health and human services on the uninsured, the underinsured, and the role of employers in assisting their employees in affording health insurance pursuant to section 23 of chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall publish annual reports on the financial condition of hospitals and other health care providers through the Health Benchmarks project website, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, the office of the attorney general, and the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that the division shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing; not later than December 6, 2007 a report detailing utilization of the uncompensated care pool; provided further, that the report shall include: (1) the number of persons in the commonwealth whose medical expenses were billed to the pool in fiscal year 2007; (2) the total dollar amount billed to the pool in fiscal year 2007; (3) the demographics of the population using the pool and (4) the types of services paid for out of the pool funds in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the division shall include in the report an analysis on hospitals’ responsiveness to enrolling eligible individuals into the MassHealth program upon the date of service rather than charging those individuals to the uncompensated care pool; provided further, that the division shall include in the report possible disincentives the state could provide to hospitals to discourage such behavior; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the division shall not allow any exceptions to the usual and customary charge defining rule as defined in 114.3 CMR 31.02, for the purposes of drug cost reimbursement to eligible pharmacy providers for publicly aided and industrial accident patients; provided further, that the division is hereby authorized to change the pricing standard used by said division when determining the rate of payment to pharmacy providers for prescribed drugs for publicly-aided or industrial accident patients if such a change would financially benefit the commonwealth; provided further, the division shall prepare a report on the savings realized by the MassHealth Pharmacy Program, for the first 3 months of fiscal year 2008, as a result of the reimbursement rate reductions for multiple source drugs for which upper limits have been set by the federal centers for Medicare and Medicaid services; provided further, that using said data, the division shall also estimate the program savings for fiscal year 2008; provided further, that the division shall forward a copy of this report to the secretary of administration and finance, and to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than November 15, 2007; provided further the division, after consultation with the secretary and the chairpersons of the ways and means committees, may adjust pharmacy dispensing fees for multiple source prescription drugs to compensate for any reduction as a result of the upper limits implemented under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005; and provided further, that the division shall submit to the house and senate committees on way and mean and the joint committee on heath care financing, not later than December 6, 2007, a report detailing rate or other payment appeals submitted to the division by skilled nursing facilities and rest homes including: (1) the initial date of appeal, (2) the amount of payment in dispute, (3) the status of each appeal, and (4) the commonwealth’s response and date issued............................... $13,979,008

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

4110-0001.. For the office of the commissioner; provided, that the commissioner may transfer funds between items 4110-0001, 4110-1000, 4110-1010, 4110-1020, 4110-2000, 4110-2001, 4110-3010 and 4110-4000; provided further, that the amount transferred from any of the items stated in this item shall not exceed 5 per cent of the total amount appropriated for that item; provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer, the commissioner shall submit an allocation plan detailing the distribution of the funds to be transferred to the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that amounts appropriated to the commission in fiscal year 2008 that extend or expand services beyond the level of services provided in fiscal year 2007 shall not annualize above those amounts in fiscal year 2009...................................................................................................................... $1,121,558

4110-1000.. For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the talking information center; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for the deaf-blind community access network; and provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Audible Local Ledger of Falmouth ...................................................................................................................................................... $4,367,118

4110-1010.. For aid to the adult blind; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for burial expenses incurred in the prior fiscal year ................................................................................................................................................................................... $8,351,643

4110-1020.. For eligibility determination for the medical assistance program for the blind; provided, that the commission shall work with the executive office of health and human services, the department of mental retardation and other state agencies to maximize federal reimbursement for clients so determined through this item including, but not limited to, reimbursement for home and community-based waiver clients ................................................$329,438

4110-2000.. For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients; and provided further, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure similar rates for contracted residential services ................................ $9,908,799

4110-2001.. For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during state fiscal year 2008; provided, that the amount spent from this item shall not annualize to more than $330,000 in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients; and provided further, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure similar rates for contracted residential services................................. $175,000

4110-3010.. For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance, or any other such indirect cost of federally reimbursed state employees; and provided further, that $154,000 shall be expended on the Carroll Center for the Blind............................... $3,030,179

4110-4000.. For the administration of the Ferguson Industries for the Blind; provided, that retired workshop employees shall receive grants equal to 3/4 of the salaries of current workshop employees; and provided further, that any funds received for goods and services purchased by private and public sector entities at Ferguson Industries shall be remitted to the General Fund .......................................................................................... $1,902,202

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

4120-1000.. For the operation of the commission; provided, that the commissioner may transfer funds between items 4120-1000, 4120-2000, 4120-3000, 4120-4000, 4120-4001, 4120-4010, 4120-5000, and 4120-6000; provided further, that the amount transferred from any of the items stated in this item shall not exceed 5 per cent of the total amount appropriated for that item; provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer, the commissioner shall submit an allocation plan to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the distribution of the funds to be transferred; provided further, that amounts appropriated to the commission that extend or expand services beyond the level of services provided in fiscal year 2008 shall not annualize above those amounts in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that the commissioner shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the number of clients served and the amount expended on each type of service; provided further, that upon the written request of the commissioner of revenue, the commission shall provide lists of individual clients to whom or on behalf of whom payments have been made for the purpose of verifying eligibility and detecting and preventing fraud, error and abuse in the programs administered by the commission; and provided further, that the lists shall include client names and social security numbers and payee names and other identification, if different from a client’s......... $586,400

4120-2000.. For vocational rehabilitation services operated in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grant or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance and any other such indirect cost of the federally-reimbursed state employees; provided further, that the commissioner, in making referrals to service providers, shall take into account the client’s place of residence and the geographic proximity of the nearest provider to the residence; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on special vocational projects in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston for people with disabilities; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for services provided by the Life Focus Center in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston .................................................................... $8,047,949

4120-3000.. For employment assistance services; provided, that vocational evaluation and employment services for severely disabled adults may, subject to appropriation, be provided; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on special projects in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston for people with disabilities; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Charlestown Navy Yard project for disabled adults in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston ................................................................................................................................ $8,381,622

4120-4000.. For independent living assistance service; provided further, that $3,840,000 shall be expended for the independent living centers contracted with the commission; provided, that not less than $949,295 shall be expended for assistive technology devices and training for individuals with severe disabilities; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the SHARE Foundation at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Joseph F. Timilty Adult Day Health and Memory Loss Center; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended on Living Independently for Equality, Inc. of Brockton for the operation of participants to meet other physically challenged individuals and take part in a number of therapeutic activities ........................................................................................... $11,401,483

4120-4001.. For the housing registry for the disabled................................................................................................................. $88,889

4120-4010.. For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item shall not annualize to more than $1,513,272 in state fiscal year 2009....................................................................................................................................... $764,242

4120-5000.. For homemaking services................................................................................................................................ $5,977,594

4120-6000.. For head injured services; provided, that the commission shall work with the executive office of health and human services to maximize federal reimbursement for clients receiving head injured services; provided further, that the commission shall expend funds on a 24-hour basis for persons with severe head injuries in western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod head injury program; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended on the Keeping Every Youth Safe program at the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association.................................................................................................................................................................................................... $10,017,606

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

4125-0100.. For the operation of and services provided by the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing ........... $5,669,885

4125-0102.. For the costs associated with the provision of interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing at state house public hearings and events............................................................................................................................................................................................ $12,120

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts.

4180-0100 . For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts located in the city of Chelsea, including a specialized unit for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients; provided, that graduates from the LPN school of nursing shall work in state-operated facilities for at least 1 year; provided further, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2007; and provided further, that no new fee, assessment or other charge shall be implemented in fiscal year 2008.............................................................................................................................................. $26,042,788

4180-1100.. The Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts may expend not more than $300,661 in revenues for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 60 per cent of all revenues generated pursuant to section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the cost associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home; 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 Soldiers’ Home 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, prior appropriation continued.................................. $300,661

Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.

4190-0100.. For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, including the adult day care program, the Maguder House and the Chapin Mansion; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that no new fee, assessment or other charge shall be implemented in fiscal year 2008 except those associated with the use of telephones and televisions; and provided further, that in the operation of the outpatient pharmacy, the Soldiers’ Home shall cover the cost of drugs prescribed at the Soldiers’ Home, excluding the required co-payment, only when the veteran has no access to other drug insurance coverage, including coverage through the program authorized by section 39 of chapter 19A of the General Laws.......................................................................................................................................................................... $19,734,318

4190-0102.. The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke may expend for the outpatient pharmacy program an amount not to exceed $225,000 from co-payments which it may charge to users of the program; provided, that no co-payments shall be imposed or required of any person which exceed the level of co-payments charged in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended until the superintendent has submitted a report to the secretary and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing projected expenditures for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 and any and all assumptions used to project outpatient pharmacy spending for the outpatient pharmacy program from this item and item 4190-0100 by September 1, 2007; provided further, that said superintendent shall submit a report to said secretary and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, demographic information on said outpatient pharmacy users, including age and insurance status, utilization information for the outpatient pharmacy, including the number of generic prescriptions filled, the number of brand name prescriptions filled, the number of 30-day supplies of generic drugs dispensed, the number of 30-day supplies of brand name drugs dispensed, and a description of said Soldiers’ Home’s drug utilization review program for the first 2 quarters of fiscal year 2008; provided further, that said report shall be submitted not later than January 16, 2008; 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 Soldiers’ Home 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............................................................................................................ $225,000

4190-0200.. The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke may expend not more than $25,000 from fees collected from veterans in its care for the purposes of providing television and telephone services to residents; provided, that fees from the use of telephones and televisions shall only be expended for payments to vendors for said services............................................................................................................................................................. $25,000

4190-1100.. The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke may expend not more than $200,442 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated pursuant to section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the cost associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home; 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 Soldiers’ Home 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, prior appropriation continued.................................. $200,442

Department of Youth Services.

4200-0010.. For the administration of the department of youth services; provided, that the department shall continue to collaborate with the department of education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings; provided further, that the department shall continue to execute its education funding initiative; provided further, that the commissioner of youth services, in conjunction with the department of education, shall submit a report on progress made and projected needs in fiscal years 2008 and 2009, to the house and senate committees on ways and means by December 1, 2007; and provided further, that the department shall expend not more than $300,000 on the juvenile case management system.......................................... $5,546,687

4200-0100.. For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department; provided, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to provide career services to youth in the department’s care; provided further, that funding shall be expended for the restoration of the Northeast Region; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Boston juvenile re-entry program; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer up to 7 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item to items 4200-0200 and 4200-0300; and provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer.. $22,427,193

4200-0200.. For pretrial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs; provided, that the commissioner may transfer up to 7 per cent of the amount appropriated herein to items 4200-0100 and 4200-0300; and provided further, that 30 days before any transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer.............................................. $24,729,751

4200-0300.. For secure facilities, including purchase-of-service and stateoperated programs incidental to the operations of the facilities; provided, that funds shall be expended for programs to address the needs of the female population including, but not limited to, the development of a stabilization unit and an independent living program, the enhancement of clinical services and at least 1 full-time female services coordinator; provided further, that funds shall be expended to address suicide prevention including, but not limited to, increased clinical capacity, increased clinical staff for risk assessment at intake, improved medication administration, enhanced psychiatric coverage at facilities, and the assurance of a 24-hour area-based oncall staff; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended on vocational training in order to reduce recidivism; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer up to 5 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item to items 4200-0100 and 4200-0200; and provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer $104,349,895

The Governor has reduced this item by $717,000.
4200-0500.. For the department of youth services’ education system; provided, that not less than $2,550,000 shall be expended for the annualization of enhanced salaries of teachers.......................... $3,300,000 $2,583,000

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4400-1000.. For the central administration of the department; provided, that during fiscal year 2008 the department shall maintain 2 transitional assistance offices in the city of Springfield; provided further, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements, and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the report shall comprehensively track statewide use of the emergency assistance program by eligibility category including, but not limited to, caseload, average length of use or stay and monthly expenditures; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the purposes of the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs, for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that under 21 U.S.C. section 862a(d)(1), the department shall exempt individuals from the eligibility restrictions of 21 U.S.C. section 862a, except that individuals incarcerated for a conviction which would otherwise be disqualifying under 21 U.S.C. section 862a(a) shall not be eligible for cash assistance funded through item 4403-2000 during the first 12 months after release from a correctional institution unless the individual qualifies for an exemption under subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, or any successor statute, or a domestic violence waiver; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall be deemed an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if assistance under said chapter 118 is denied, the application shall be transmitted by the department to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department shall continue policies to increase participation in the food stamp program; provided further, that the department may allocate funds, not to exceed $2,500,000 from this item to item 4400-1100 for the costs of the department’s caseworkers; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the appropriation provided, provide for extended office hours; provided further, that the department shall accomplish the staffing of these extended office hours to the maximum extent possible through the use of flex-time that will allow workers to modify their working hours to accommodate their specific personal and family needs; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the appropriation provided, continue and expand the program of placing workers at community and human service organizations for the purposes of facilitating food stamp applications and redeterminations; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2007 on the extended office hours and placement of workers at community and human service organizations that the department has determined is feasible within the appropriation provided and that the department will provide in the current fiscal year; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the operation of the homeless management information system; provided further, that during fiscal year 2008 the department shall submit quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means a status report detailing the specific number of shelters participating by month, the types and descriptions of information reports able to be generated, and any other information that the department determines to be necessary in evaluating the full and complete implementation of the system; and provided further, that the report shall also detail all expenditures by subject classification...................................................................................................... $68,057,840

4400-1001.. For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in food stamps and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc. which shall be solely responsible for administering a comprehensive, community-based program to alleviate and prevent hunger and to expand participation in federal nutrition programs; provided further, that Project Bread shall focus on communities in Massachusetts with the highest rates of hunger as defined by the United States Census Bureau; provided further, that Project Bread shall develop a strategic plan to alleviate hunger; provided further, that Project Bread shall support research relative to the prevention and effect of hunger; provided further, that Project Bread shall file a report with the clerk of the house of representatives, the clerk of the senate, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house, the chairpersons of the joint committee on education, the chairpersons of the joint committee on children and families, the chairpersons of the joint committee on public health, commissioner of the department of transitional assistance, and the chairpersons of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2008 detailing hunger prevention strategies that have been developed and implemented, including, but not limited to, an evaluation of the strategies; provided further, that Project Bread shall file with the clerk of the house of representatives and the clerk of the senate an annual report on the status of hunger in the commonwealth not later than December 1, 2007; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to food stamp inquiries, and arrange for and conduct telephone interviews for initial food stamp applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for food stamp outreach; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Food Source Hotline; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing food stamp applications; provided further, that the department shall not require food stamp applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from food stamp applicants; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2007 on the status of these programs............................................................................................................................................... $2,631,112

4400-1025.. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices......................................................... $691,536

4400-1100.. For the payroll of the department’s caseworkers; provided, that only employees of bargaining unit eight shall be paid from this item...................................................................................................................................................... $56,693,172

4401-1000.. For a program to provide employment and training services for recipients of benefits provided under the program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that certain parents who have not yet reached the age of 18, including those who are ineligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws but for the deeming of the grandparents’ income, shall be allowed to participate in the employment services program; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended on former recipients of the program for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits due to employment or subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 or any successor statue; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the purposes of the young parents program, transportation costs, pre-employment skills training and education programs, and structured subsidized employment services; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance may use funds from this item and shall collaborate with the department of workforce development to access funding through Title I of the federal Workforce Investment Act to ensure that sufficient resources are available to provide substantive, pre-employment skills training, including training that integrates basic education and English as a second language instruction, to recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children who are in need of such services; provided further, that funds from this item may also be expended for re-employment services, job search assistance, vocational training services, job retention services, adult basic education, graduate equivalency degree courses, English as a second language courses and training programs for persons with limited English proficiency, and emergency work-related expenses for recipients, including emergency transportation costs; provided further, that the department shall inform all recipients and applicants of the full range of programs and of skills training programs funded by Title I of the federal Workforce Investment Act accessible through the one-stop career centers and adult education programs funded by the department of education available under this program; provided further, that funds may be allocated from this item to other agencies for the purposes of this program; provided further, that within 90 days of a recipient without a high school degree or a graduate equivalency degree or proficiency in English who is subject to said subsection (f) of said section 110 of said chapter 5, or any successor statute, becoming eligible for benefits, the department shall offer to the recipient a skills assessment to identify barriers to employment; and provided further, that in the event of a deficiency, nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to any enforceable right or entitlement to services in excess of the amounts appropriated by this item ................................................................................................. $27,162,289

4401-1100.. For the department of transitional assistance; provided, that the department may expend not more than $7,000,000 from federal bonuses and from reimbursements received from the United States Department of Agriculture for food stamp employment and training programs as provided in section 2A of chapter 18 of the General Laws; provided further, that up to $5,000,000 of revenue received for services provided by or under contract with state agencies or from bonuses shall be expended on additional services for recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children; and provided further, that up to $2,000,000 shall be expended for additional services provided by non-state agencies as identified in subsection (e) of said section 2A........ $7,000,000

4403-2000.. For a program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, benefits under the program of transitional aid to families with dependent children shall be paid only to citizens of the United States and to non-citizens for whom federal funds may be used to provide benefits; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, or any provisions of this act to the contrary, no benefits under this item shall be made available to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the payment standard shall be equal to the need standard; provided further, that the payment standard for families who do not qualify for an exempt category of assistance under subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, or any successor statute, shall be 2.75 per cent below the otherwise applicable payment standard, in fiscal year 2008, pursuant to the state plan required under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; provided further, that the department shall notify parents under the age of 20 receiving benefits from the program of the requirements found in clause (2) of subsection (i) of said section 110 of said chapter 5, or any successor statute; provided further, that a $40 per month rent allowance shall be paid to all households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not residing in public housing or subsidized housing; provided further, that a nonrecurring children’s clothing allowance in the amount of $150 shall be provided to each child eligible under this program in September 2007; provided further, that the children’s clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of need for the month of September 2007; provided further, that benefits under this program shall not be available to those families where a child has been removed from the household pursuant to a court order after a care and protection hearing under chapter 119 of the General Laws, nor to adult recipients otherwise eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children but for the temporary removal of the dependent child or children from the home by the department of social services in accordance with department procedures; provided further, that notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall render aid to pregnant women with no other eligible dependent children only if it has been medically verified that the child is expected to be born within the month the payments are to be made or within the 3 month period after the month of payment, and who, if the child had been born and was living with her in the month of payment would be categorically and financially eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; provided further, that certain families that suffer a reduction in benefits due to a loss of earned income and participation in retrospective budgeting may receive a supplemental benefit to compensate them for the loss; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for child care or transportation services for the employment and training program; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for family reunification benefits or informal child care; provided further, that the department shall provide oral and written notification to all recipients of their child care benefits at the time of application and on a semi-annual basis; provided further, that the notification shall include the full range of child care options available, including center-based child care, family-based child care, and in-home relative child care; provided further, that the notification shall detail available child care benefits for current and former recipients, including employment and training benefits, transitional benefits and post-transitional benefits; provided further, that the department shall work with the department of early education and care to ensure that both recipients currently receiving benefits and former recipients during the 1 year period after termination of benefits are provided written and verbal information about child care services; provided further, that the notice shall further advise recipients of the availability of food stamps benefits; provided further, that all recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children shall be screened for food stamp eligibility at the time of application; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations with respect to eligibility for, or levels of benefits under the program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the appropriation; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 days before promulgating any eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives a detailed and comprehensive report setting forth the text of, basis, and reasons for the proposed changes; provided further, that the report shall state the department’s most accurate assessment of the probable effects of benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families; provided further, that not less than $418,074 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the Transportation Assistance Program operated by Traveler’s Aid Family Services; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Lift Transportation program operated by Traveler’s Aid Family Services...................................... $274,470,212

4403-2119.. For the provision of structured settings as provided in subsection (i) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, or any successor statute, for parents under the age of 20 who are receiving benefits under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program....................................................................................................................................................... $6,876,067

The Governor has reduced the following item and disapproved certain language.
4403-2120.. For certain expenses of the emergency assistance program as follows: (i) contracted family shelters; (ii) transitional housing programs; (iii) programs to reduce homelessness in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties; (iv) residential education centers for single mothers with children; (v) intake centers; and (vi) voucher shelters; provided, that eligibility shall be limited to families with income at or below 130 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, however, that any family whose income exceeds 130 per cent of the federal poverty level while the family is receiving assistance funded by this item shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 130 per cent level was exceeded; provided further, that the department shall establish reasonable requirements for such families to escrow some or all of the portion of their income which exceeds 130 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that any such escrowed funds shall be exempt from otherwise applicable asset limits; provided further that the family shall be allowed to withdraw the amount placed in escrow upon transition to permanent housing or losing eligibility for shelter services; provided further, that benefits under this item shall be provided only to residents who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under color of law in the United States; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to enforce regulations to prevent abuse in the emergency assistance program; provided further, that no emergency assistance expenditures shall be paid from this item unless explicitly authorized; provided further, that eligible households shall be placed in shelters as close as possible to their home community unless a household requests otherwise; provided further, that if the closest available placement is not within 20 miles of the household’s home community, the household shall be transferred to an appropriate shelter within 20 miles of its home community at the earliest possible date unless the household requests otherwise; provided further, that eligibility for shelter by an otherwise eligible family shall not be impaired by prior receipt of any non-shelter benefit; provided further, that the department shall make every effort to ensure that children receiving services from this item shall continue attending school in the community in which they lived prior to receiving services funded from this item; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for education, advocacy and case management services by Casa Latina, located in the City of Northampton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a contract with the St. Francis Samaritan House in Taunton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Playspace programs operated by Horizons for Homeless Children in family shelters; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Our Fathers House in Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Weymouth Youth and Family Services Teen Center to provide for advocacy, social service programs and to promote growth and social welfare; provided further, that notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall immediately provide shelter for up to 30 days to families who appear to be eligible for such shelter based on statements provided by the family and any other information in the possession of the department but who need additional time to obtain any third-party verifications reasonably required by the department; provided further, that shelter benefits received under the preceding proviso shall not render a family ineligible under any regulation providing that a family who previously received shelter is ineligible for shelter benefits for a period of 12 months; provided further, that families receiving such shelter benefits who are found not to be eligible for continuing shelter benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal pursuant to section 16 of chapter 18 of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall not impose unreasonable requirements for third-party verification and shall accept verifications from the family whenever reasonable; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding regulations with respect to eligibility or benefits under this program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure in this item so as not to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 days before promulgating any such eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate a determination by the secretary of health and human services that available appropriations for the program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses and a report setting forth such proposed changes; provided further, that all of this item shall be subject to appropriation and, in the event of a deficiency, nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to any enforceable right or entitlement to services in excess of the amounts appropriated by this item; provided further, that nothing in the preceding proviso shall authorize the department to alter eligibility criteria or benefit levels except to the extent that such changes are needed to avoid a deficiency in this item; provided further, that housing assistance programs that received funding in fiscal year 2007 shall receive funding in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that funds shall be expended for homelessness prevention services and screenings conducted at community health centers; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the emergency assistance family shelter program; provided further, that the report shall contain the same data required in this item in chapter 139 of the acts of 2006; and provided further, that not less than $179,381 shall be obligated for the Crossroads Family Shelter in East Boston ............................... $83,121,534 $82,821,534

4405-2000.. For the state supplement to the supplemental security income program for the aged and disabled, including a program for emergency needs for supplemental security income recipients; provided, that the expenses of special grants recipients residing in rest homes, as provided in section 7A of chapter 118A of the General Laws, may be paid from this item; provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, may fund an optional supplemental living arrangement category under the supplemental security income program that makes payments to persons living in assisted living residences certified under chapter 19D of the General Laws who meet the income and clinical eligibility criteria established by the department and the office; provided further, that the optional category of payments shall only be administered in conjunction with the Medicaid group adult foster care benefit; and provided further, that reimbursements to providers for services rendered in prior fiscal years may be expended from this item....................................................................................................................................... $212,028,336

4406-3000.. For the homelessness program to assist individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, including assistance to organizations which provide food, shelter, housing search and limited related services to the homeless and indigent; provided further, that no organization providing services to the homeless shall receive less than an average per bed/per night rate of $12.92; provided further, that the department may allocate funds to other agencies for the purposes of this program; provided further, that organizations which received funding in fiscal year 2007, including funds received in item 1599-1005 in chapter 42 of the acts of 2007, shall receive at least the same amount in fiscal year 2008, and that organizations which received funds through this item in fiscal year 2007 shall receive not less than that same percentage share of this appropriation in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that no funds may be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; and provided further, that funds appropriated to this item from item 1599-6901 shall be calculated and distributed separately from any additional rate increase provided. ................................................$35,939,936

4406-3010.. For a grant to the Home and Healthy for Good pilot program operated by the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance for the purpose of reducing the incidence of chronic homelessness in the commonwealth; provided, that the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance shall be solely responsible for the administration of this program; provided further, that the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance shall file a report with the clerks of the house and senate, the commissioner of the department of transitional assistance, and the chairpersons of the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 1, 2008, detailing the implementation of this program; and provided further, that the report shall include information on the number of people served, the average cost per participant, the demographics of those served, whether participants have previously received government services and any projected cost-savings in other state-funded programs....................................................................................................... $1,200,000

4408-1000.. For a program of cash assistance to certain residents of the commonwealth, entitled emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children found by the department to be eligible for the aid under chapter 117A of the General Laws and regulations promulgated by the department and subject to the limitations of appropriation therefore; provided, that benefits under this item shall only be provided to residents who are citizens of the United States or qualified aliens or non-citizens otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law and shall not be provided to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the individual shall not be a subject to sponsor income deeming or related restrictions; provided further, that the payment standard shall equal the payment standard in effect under the general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that the department may provide benefits to persons age 65 or older who have applied for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws, to persons suffering from a medically determinable impairment or combination of impairments which is expected to last for a period as determined by department regulations and which substantially reduces or eliminates the individual’s capacity to support himself and which has been verified by a competent authority, to certain persons caring for a disabled person, to otherwise eligible participants in the vocational rehabilitation program of the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission and to dependent children who are ineligible for benefits under both chapter 118 of the General Laws and the separate program created by section 210 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997 and parents or other caretakers of dependent children who are ineligible under chapter 118 and under the separate program; provided further, that no ex-offender, person over age 45 without a prior work history or person in a residential treatment facility shall be eligible for benefits under this program unless the person otherwise meets the eligibility criteria described in this item and defined by regulations of the department; provided further, that no person incarcerated in a correctional institution shall be eligible for benefits under the program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the payment of expenses associated with any medical review team, other disability screening process or costs associated with verifying disability for this program; provided further, that the department shall adopt emergency regulations under chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement the changes to this program required by this item promptly and within the appropriation; provided further, that in initially implementing the program for this fiscal year, the department shall include all eligibility categories permitted in this item at the payment standard in effect for the former general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations with respect to eligibility or benefits, including the payment standard, medical benefits and any other benefits under this program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the department may promulgate emergency regulations under chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement these eligibility or benefit changes or both; provided further, that nothing in this item shall be construed as creating any right accruing to recipients of the former general relief program; provided further, that reimbursements collected from the Social Security Administration on behalf of former clients of the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program or unprocessed payments from the program that are returned to the department shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the funds made available in this item shall be the only funds available for the program, and the department shall not spend funds for the program in excess of the amount made available in this item; and provided further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 days before implementing any eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate a determination by the secretary of health and human services that available appropriations for the program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses and a report setting forth the proposed changes............................................................................................................. $69,919,542

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.
Department of Public Health.

4510-0099.. The department may expend not more than $6,000,000 in revenues collected from licensing, inspections and records for costs associated with the administration of the department....................................................................................................................... $6,000,000

4510-0100.. For the operation of the department, the determination of need program, established under section 25C of chapter 111 of the General Laws, the health statistics program, including the operation of a cancer registry and occupational lung disease registry, and the continuation of the cardiac surgery data collection and validation program to collect and validate data from all hospitals in the commonwealth that perform open heart surgery; provided, that the position of assistant commissioner shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that state or federal funding for school-based abstinence education shall be used only in conjunction with the teaching of comprehensive sexuality education..................... $17,090,934

4510-0106.. For the end of life care commission, established by section 480 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000; provided, that not more than $100,000 shall be expended from revenues associated with grant and development activities .............................................. $100,000

4510-0110.. For community health center services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Free Clinic; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Duffy Health Center; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for the Dismas House at the Worcester county house of correction; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for medical respite services provided by the Boston Health Care for the Homeless program; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the managed care program at community health centers known as CenterCare; provided further, that of the $1,000,000, no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that $225,000 shall be expended on a statewide program of technical assistance to community health centers to be provided by a state primary care association qualified under section 330(f)(1) of the United States Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. section 254c(f)(1); provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for Merrimack Valley Hospice Home Care; and provided further, that the department shall assist professional and nonprofit agencies dedicated to the advancement of the scope and nature of health care services delivered in communities by community health centers and to pursue available federal technical assistance funding............. $7,289,253

4510-0600 . For an environmental and community health hazards program, including control of radiation and nuclear hazards, consumer products protection, food and drugs, lead poisoning prevention in accordance with chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, lead-based paint inspections in day care facilities, inspection of radiological facilities, licensing of x-ray technologists and the administration of the division of environmental epidemiology and toxicology for the purposes of chapter 111F of the General Laws the “Right-to-Know” law; provided, that the expenditures from this item for the fair packaging and labeling survey program shall be contingent upon the prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of 100 per cent of the amounts so expended; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a comprehensive study on lyme disease; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the completion of the comprehensive study of the exposure routes and patterns of contaminants in the Maple Meadowbrook Aquifer migrating to and affecting the Wilmington drinking water supply and the study of incidents of childhood cancer in the town of Wilmington; provided further, that not less than $107,500 shall be expended for the Silent Spring Institute to complete the household exposure study; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to hire additional food and air quality inspectors to rectify the inadequacies reported by the state auditor in March 2007; provided further, that not more than $14,800 shall be allocated to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments for costs associated with the regional public health program; provided further, that $195,000 shall be expended for the purpose of the director of the bureau of environmental health assessment of the department of public health to continue an environmental risk assessment of the health impacts of the General Lawrence Logan Airport in the East Boston section of the city of Boston on any community that is located within a 5 mile radius of the airport and is potentially impacted by the airport; provided further, that the assessment may include, but not be limited to, examining incidences of respiratory diseases and cancers and performing medical and laboratory tests and examinations of residents of these communities; provided further, that the bureau shall report its findings, together with any recommended response actions by the commonwealth, to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate ways and means committees, the joint committee on public health, and the joint committee on health care financing, on the status of local health inspections of food establishments, consistent with the department of public health food safety regulations and a report on the current waiting list for indoor air inspections by October 1, 2007; and provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the purpose of siting or locating a low-level radio-active waste facility in the commonwealth .................................................................................................................... $3,996,868

4510-0615.. The department may expend not more than $150,000 from assessments collected under section 5K of chapter 111 of the General Laws for services provided to monitor, survey and inspect nuclear power reactors; provided, that the department may expend not more than $1,374,195 from fees collected from licensing and inspecting users of radioactive material within the commonwealth under licenses presently issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; provided further, that the revenues may be used for the costs of both programs, including the compensation of employees; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating 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 as reported in the state accounting system................................................................................................................................ $1,524,195

4510-0616.. The department may not expend more than $601,110 for a drug registration and monitoring program from revenues collected from fees charged to registered practitioners, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists and optometrists for controlled substance registration; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for the costs of personnel; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating 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 as reported in the state accounting system.................................. $601,110

4510-0710.. For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, that the division shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth’s health care facilities and services, and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for the mentally retarded and the mentally ill, hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that the division shall track and report the number and type of dementia or Alzheimer’s special care units in each facility; provided further, that the department shall provide quarterly reports of its findings to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the division shall coordinate its work with the board of registration in medicine and the various other boards of registration under the department of public health to promote quality patient care in facilities licensed by the department, shall report specific instances of preventable medical error that involve an individualized component investigated by the board of registration and a systemic or institutional component investigated by the division, the medical, administrative, educational and disciplinary outcomes of such instances of preventable medical error and the ways in which coordination promotes quality patient care, fairness and accuracy in disciplinary actions, and better provider and facility education; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that the division shall assign such investigators to perform their duties on staggered shifts which shall be established by the division in order to provide coverage adequate to ensure that all complaints of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation are investigated, and that the department shall investigate complaints during evening and weekend hours, as needed, to assess the validity of the complaint; provided further, that not less than 10 per cent of all routine surveys of the facilities shall be completed during evening or weekend hours; provided further, that the division shall minimize the need for payment of overtime to investigators in both emergent and non-emergent situations and shall not authorize the assignment of overtime hours for any investigator when the duties can be performed on a non-overtime basis by another investigator; provided further, that all investigators in the division of health care quality responsible for the investigations shall receive training by the Medicaid fraud control unit of the office of the attorney general under a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; provided further, that the division shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the number of incident reports and, for those reports requiring investigations under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws, indicating for each such report the time in which the division: (1) completed its investigation; (2) made an evaluation and determination of the validity of the report; and (3) made a referral of such report to the appropriate agency; provided further, that if in any quarter the division maintains a backlog of cases requiring investigation that have not been investigated, evaluated and determined within the time frames established in said section 72H of said chapter 111, the division shall include in the report an explanation as to the reasons therefore; provided further, that the division shall include in the report a list of all instances of the payment of overtime for investigators and the justification therefore and in each quarter shall compare the overtime expenditures from this item with the overtime expenditures made in the corresponding quarter of fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the division shall continue to research and develop, in consultation with the nursing home industry and consumer representatives, appropriate confidential survey tools to assess consumer satisfaction in long-term care facilities; provided further, that the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality caregiving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; provided further, that services funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to: education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the results of the program not later than April 30, 2008; and provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for Bedside Advocates, Inc. for the development of a pilot project focused on transitional care for geriatric patients transitioning to their homes from acute care hospitals.............................................................................................................................. $8,401,687

4510-0712.. For the department of public health; provided, that the department may expend not more than $504,922 in revenues collected from the licensure of health facilities for program costs of the division of health care quality; provided, that the department may expend not more than $800,000 from revenues collected from individuals applying for emergency medical technician licensure and recertification; 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 revenue and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor as reported in the state accounting system ................................................................................................$1,304,922

4510-0720.. For a scholarship program for certified nurses’ aide and direct care worker training; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the department shall establish appropriate guidelines and application criteria for the administration of the program; provided further, that the scholarships shall cover the full cost of tuition to an approved certified nurses’ aide or long-term care direct worker training program, including approved programs providing for cross-training; provided further, that funds shall also be available to provide adult basic education and English as a second language training for applicants otherwise meeting criteria for the scholarships, as well as pilot training programs using enhanced curricula designed to support increased retention; provided further, that the department shall, in consultation with the nursing home industry, consumer groups, the department of labor and workforce development, the Commonwealth Corporation, training providers and other appropriate state and local agencies, conduct outreach regarding the availability of such scholarships; provided further, that the department shall consult with the scholarship program advisory council and the extended care career ladder initiative to review and recommend new training requirements for certified nurses’ aides, home health aides and home care workers to improve the quality of the direct care workforce and the quality of care provided in all long-term care settings by developing skill standards, supporting the transition from training to work, improving retention, promoting portability, recognizing career advancement curricula and addressing language and education barriers; and provided further, that costs for outreach activities shall not exceed 5 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item and administrative costs of the program shall not exceed 5 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item ................................................$250,000

4510-0721.. For the costs of personnel, administration, information technology, equipment, newsletters and other essential spending of the board of registration in nursing; provided, that the board shall prepare an annual report detailing the total number of cases referred to and investigated by the board, the resolution of these cases, the approximate number of cases assigned to each investigator and any increases or decreases in cases referred to the board in the previous 6 months; provided further, that the board shall submit the report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing, the joint committee on public health and the commissioner of public health; provided further, that the board shall prepare a compilation of cases involving preventable medical error that resulted in harm to a patient or health care provider for the purpose of assisting health care providers, hospitals and pharmacies to modify their practices and techniques to avoid errors; and provided further, that the board shall submit the compilation to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing, the joint committee on public health and the commissioner of the department of public health by January 4, 2008, and shall make the compilation widely available, including by electronic means, to the public and to all hospitals, pharmacies and health care providers doing business in the commonwealth........................................................................... $1,651,178

4510-0722.. For the costs of personnel, administration, newsletters, dues, travel, public information advertising, and other expenses of the board of registration in pharmacy; provided, that the board shall prepare an annual report detailing the total number of cases referred to and investigated by the board, the resolution of these cases, the approximate number of cases assigned to each investigator and any increases or decreases in cases referred to the board in the previous 6 months; provided further, that the board shall submit the report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing, the joint committee on public health and the commissioner of the department of public health; provided further, that the board shall prepare a compilation of cases involving preventable medical error that resulted in harm to a patient or health care provider for the purpose of assisting health care providers, hospitals and pharmacies to modify their practices and techniques to avoid error; and provided further, that the board shall submit the compilation to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing, the joint committee on public health and the commissioner of the department of public health by January 4, 2008, and shall make the compilation widely available, including by electronic means, to the public and to all hospitals, pharmacies and health care providers doing business in the commonwealth............................................................. $512,705

4510-0723.. For the operation and administration of the board of registration in medicine and the committee on acupuncture; provided, that the board of registration in medicine shall prepare an annual report addressing its activities with respect to licensing, enforcement, law and policy, patient safety and other relevant topics, including, but not limited to, the total number of cases referred to and reviewed by the board, the resolution of such cases, the approximate number of cases assigned to each investigator, any increases or decreases in cases referred to the board in the previous 6 months, a compilation of cases from its patient care assessment program describing incidents involving preventable medical error that resulted in harm to patient or health care provider for the purpose of assisting the providers, hospitals and pharmacies to modify their practices and techniques to avoid error and any other relevant topics; provided further, that the board shall submit the report to the general court, house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing and the joint committee on public health by January 4, 2008, and shall make the compilation widely available, including by electronic means, to the public; and provided further, that the board shall promulgate rules and regulations to coordinate their patient care assessment program with the boards of registration in nursing and pharmacy........................................................................................................ $2,545,496

4510-0725.. For the costs of personnel, administration, public information advertising and other expenses of certain health boards of registration, including the boards of registration in dentistry, nursing home administrators, physician assistants, perfusionists and respiratory care..................................... $446,226

4510-0726.. For the board of registration in medicine, including the physician profiles program; provided, that the board may expend revenues not to exceed $300,000 from new revenues associated with increased license and renewal fees............................................. $300,000

4510-0790.. For regional emergency medical services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the regional emergency medical services councils, designated as such in accordance with 105 CMR 170.101 and the C-MED communications as of January 1, 1992, shall remain the designated councils and C-MEDs; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly on the number of investigations of ambulance services performed by the inspectors and by inspectors funded in items 4510-0710 and 4510-0712 as well as the number of investigations pending at the end of each quarter and the reasons therefore; and provided further, that the department, in conjunction with the regional emergency services councils, notwithstanding section 27C of chapter 29 of the General Laws to the contrary, shall promulgate regulations to ensure that all basic, intermediate and paramedic emergency medical technicians are certified to use and have available epinephrine for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis............................................................................................................................................ $1,246,896

4510-0810.. For a statewide sexual assault nurse examiner program and pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program for the care of victims of sexual assault; provided, that the program shall be established by the department to operate under specific statewide protocols and by an on-call system of nurse examiners; 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 ................................................................................................$3,610,111

4512-0103.. For acquired immune deficiency syndrome services and programs; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that no funds shall be transferred into the AA object class; provided further, that particular attention shall be paid to direct the funding proportionately amongst each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS; provided further, that funds shall be expended for rental housing subsidies for the purposes of preventing admissions to acute hospitals, chronic hospitals and nursing homes for persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome; provided further, that the department may contract for the administration of this program; provided further, that the costs of such administrative contract shall not be expended from this item; provided further, that rents payable by tenants shall not be less than 30 per cent of total household income if heat and cooking fuel are provided by the landlord and shall not be less than 25 per cent of total household income if heat and cooking fuel are not provided; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for subsidies for housing units in excess of the number of units funded on June 30, 1991; provided further, that the department shall not enter into any new housing contracts or expend funds for such new contracts in fiscal year 2008 that would fund units in excess of the number of units funded on June 30, 2007; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for disease research in fiscal year 2008.......................................................................................................................... $36,941,316

4512-0106.. For the department of public health; provided, that the department may expend not more than $1,900,000 from revenues received from pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in the section 340B rebate program administered by the federal health resources and services administration and office of drug pricing.............................................................................................................. $1,900,000

4512-0200.. For the division of substance abuse services, including a program to reimburse driver alcohol education programs for services provided for court adjudicated indigent clients; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that not less than $750,350 shall be expended for a contract with STEP, Inc., for sobriety treatment, education and prevention; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for an opiate education and counseling competitive grant program in Suffolk county; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for the establishment of 60 community-based beds in locked-down, non-correctional settings for men who have been civilly committed to a substance abuse treatment program pursuant to section 35 of chapter 123 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for three Sobriety High Schools; provided further, that not less than $1,149,750 shall be expended to Gavin Foundation for a male adolescent residential facility for substance abuse and rehabilitation services and for an adjoining female adolescent residential facility for substance abuse and rehabilitation services, totaling 28 beds, located in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $833,000 shall be expended for the Volunteers of America Rebound Youth Residential Recovery Program at Long Island Hospital in the city of Boston for substance abuse and rehabilitation services to youths with addictions; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be provided to the Essex county district attorney to continue to develop a pilot program for non-violent offenders in a non-correctional locked down substance abuse treatment facility; provided further that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the restoration of 24-hour services at the Albany St. Shelter operated by the Cambridge and Somerville program for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation; provided further, that said offenders agree to enter said treatment facility, complete treatment and pay restitution for any crimes committed, on the condition that their arraignment be held in abeyance; provided further, that other district attorneys may utilize said program upon mutual agreement of all parties; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be provided to the Boston municipal court to fund treatment coordinators for the drug court program to treat nonviolent, substance-abusing offenders; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to fund 10 beds through the CAB program in conjunction with the H.E.A.T. program at Woburn District Court; provided further that $100,000 shall be expended for the prevention of substance abuse in the town of Saugus; provided further, that not less than $319,500 shall be expended for a contract with Gavin Foundation, Inc., to provide a Total Immersion program in conjunction with the probation departments of the South Boston division of the district court, the Somerville division of the district court, the Hingham division of the district court, the Brighton division of the district court, and other district courts and that the funding shall be expended for the maintenance of a training program by the Gavin Foundation for a statewide Total Immersion program; provided further, that the Gavin Foundation shall be contracted to provide the Total Immersion programs described in this item; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Latino After School Initiative; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the New Beginnings program; provided further, that not less than $158,000 shall be expended for the Haitian Multi-Service Center in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Barnstable Action for New Directions (BAND) program facilitated by the Gosnold Society of Cape Cod Inc., in conjunction with the Barnstable district court and the Cape and Islands district attorney; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Link House, Inc., in the town of Salisbury, for purposes of establishing transitional housing for women in recovery from substance abuse; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s substance abuse program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a contract with Bay Cove Human Services, Inc., for the purposes of establishing an independent licensed halfway house in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, in collaboration with the Charlestown Recovery House, Inc., for persons in recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency; provided further, that not less than $155,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and operation of the Intensive Outpatient Program at the South Boston Collaborative for the purposes of responding to adolescent suicide clusters and drug abuse in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for six regional recovery support centers; provided further, that there shall be a recovery support center in each region; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Hampden county Residential Program For Women; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire County Youth Development Project for youth intervention services; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Northern Educational Services, Inc., in Springfield, to operate the Youth Zone Program; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for Self Esteem Boston’s substance abuse direct service prevention programs and provider training programs; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Public Health Department for drug prevention outreach and education; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the Russian Teens-at-Risk program operated by the Jewish Family Children's Service in the cities of Boston and Lynn and the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Winchester Substance Abuse Coalition in the town of Winchester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the North End Community Health Center in Boston; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall expended for Franklin Medical Center’s Beacon Recovery Program at the Orange Recovery House; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be provided to Second Step, Inc. in the city of Newton for the provision of substance abuse prevention and education programs to the survivors of domestic violence and their children; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to continue an Opiate Abuse Prevention and Intervention Program for Youth in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Tynan Community Centers Adolescence Wellness Program in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be provided to Project Cope, Inc., in Lynn for the prevention and education of the problems associated with Oxycontin and heroine use; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for homicide victims' family support services and anti-violence advocacy programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for teens through programs provided by the Ashland Recreational Department; provided further, that not less than $145,000 shall be expended in grants for the Framingham Coalition for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for maintaining the substance abuse and mental health pilot programs in houses of correction in Hampden county, Norfolk county, Middlesex county and Barnstable county; provided further, that 1 counselor shall continue to be assigned for every 200 inmates within each facility; and provided further, that said pilot programs shall continue to report bi-annually upon the progress of the program and the rate of recidivism to the joint chairpersons of the mental health and substance abuse committee and to the chairpersons of the house and senate committee on ways and means; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Exodus Outreach Recovery Program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of Learn-to-Cope, a support group providing parents and families with children addicted to OxyContin and heroin with substance abuse recovery treatment resources and emotional support; and provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for the Adolescent Education program of the South Boston Neighborhood House in the South Boston section of the city of Boston......................................................................... $77,811,216

4512-0201.. For substance abuse step-down recovery services, otherwise known as level B beds and services, and other critical recovery services with severely reduced capacity; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; and provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the number of individuals served by the step-down recovery services program ................................................................................................................................................$5,000,000

4512-0225.. The department of public health may expend not more than $1,000,000 for a compulsive gamblers’ treatment program from unclaimed prize money held in the State Lottery Fund for more than 1 year from the date of the drawing when the unclaimed prize money was won, and from the proceeds of a multi-jurisdictional lottery game under subsection (e) of section 24A of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that the state comptroller shall transfer the amount to the General Fund ......................................................................................................................................................... $1,000,000

4512-0500.. For dental health services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that, of the amount appropriated in this item, funds shall be expended to maintain a program of dental services for the developmentally disabled; provided further, that not less than $122,000 shall be allotted to the Taunton Oral Health Clinic in the city of Taunton for the basic dental needs of moderate and low-income residents of southeastern Massachusetts; provided further, that the department shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a quarterly report on the number of children served by this dental health services program and the number of children waiting to be served by the program; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to Harbor Health Services, Inc. for support and implementation of a model dental program that provides comprehensive dental care for low-income uninsured adults throughout Cape Cod; and provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the Forsyth Institute’s Center for Children’s Oral Health to fund a school-based demonstration project to offer preventative oral health care to children in high need areas including Boston, Lynn, and the Cape and Islands............................................................................................ $2,618,150

4513-1000.. For the operation of the bureau of family health services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, than not less than $350,000 be expended for the operations of the Regional Poison Control Center; provided further, that not less than $5,600,000 shall be provided for comprehensive family planning services, including HIV counseling and testing, community-based health education and outreach services, provided by agencies certified as comprehensive family planning agencies, family planning clinics and primary care services for women and children; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for ROCA, Inc. for outreach and youth development for at-risk youth and young adults in Chelsea, Revere, and East Boston; provided further, that not less than $150,000 of said funds shall be expended for such programs in the Bowdoin/Geneva and the Uphams Corner/North Dorchester sections of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Falmouth Family Planning; provided further, that $450,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Birth Defects Monitoring Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Molly Bish Institute for Child Safety at Mount Wachusett Community College; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Leanne’s Dream Foundation in East Boston; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the North End Outreach Network of Springfield; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for an elder health and outreach program in Saugus; provided further, that $10,000 shall be expended for the Cancer House of Hope in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the Immigrants Assistance Center, Inc., in New Bedford for its unique bilingual AIDS education; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for regional respite, counseling and holistic therapy services offered by the Cancer Connection, located in the City of Northampton; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Sudden Infant Death Center at Boston Medical Center........................ $7,206,716

4513-1002.. For women, infants and children’s (WIC) nutrition services in addition to funds received under the federal nutrition program; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that all new WIC cases, in excess of fiscal year 1991 caseload levels, shall be served in accordance with priority categories 1 through 7, as defined by the state WIC program; and provided further, that not less than $680,000 shall be expended for the Growth and Nutrition Program.......................................................................... $13,327,092

4513-1010.. For the department of public health; provided, that said department may expend not more than $4,500,000 in revenue received from the collection of federal financial participation for early intervention services delivered to Medicaid-eligible children by developmental educators and professionals in related disciplines; provided further, that nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights to any such services or an enforceable entitlement to the services funded in this item; and provided further, that the revenue may be used to pay for current and prior year claims....................................................................................................................................................... $4,500,000

4513-1012.. The department of public health may expend not more than $22,000,000 from revenues received from the federal cost-containment initiatives including, but not limited to, infant formula rebates and Northeast Dairy Compact reimbursements; provided that, for the purpose of accommodating 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 lesser of this authorization or the most-recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ...................................................................................................................................................... $22,000,000

4513-1020.. For the early intervention program; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the total number of units of service purchased and the total expenditures for the units of service paid by the department, the executive office of health and human services and third party payers for early intervention services for the following services categories: home visit, center-based individual, child-focused group, parent-focused group, screening and assessment; provided further, that the department shall make all reasonable efforts to secure third party and Medicaid reimbursements for the services funded in this item; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for a reserve to provide respite services to families of children enrolled in early intervention programs who have complex care requirements, multiple disabilities and extensive medical and health needs; provided further, that priority shall be given to low and moderate income families; provided further, that the department shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the number of families served by the program and the amount of funds appropriated in this item granted to qualified families not later than February 1, 2008; provided further, that no claim for reimbursement made on behalf of an uninsured person shall be paid from this item until the program receives notice of a denial of eligibility for the MassHealth program from the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that nothing stated in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights to any such services or an enforceable entitlement to the early intervention services funded in this item; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for a rate increase; and provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the provision of cost reimbursement funding to certified Early Intervention programs...................................................... $38,237,286

4513-1023.. For the costs associated with the implementation of the universal newborn hearing program; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the notification of and follow through with affected families, primary care providers and early intervention programs upon the department’s receipt of data indicative of potential hearing disorders in newborns.......................................................................................................................................................... $83,060

4513-1024.. For the operation of a comprehensive, state-wide shaken baby syndrome prevention program including community-based, hospital-based and statewide activities; provided, that services funded through this line item shall include, but not be limited to, education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation....................................................................................................................................................... $350,000

4513-1026.. For the provision of statewide and community-based suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and surveillance activities and the implementation of a statewide suicide prevention plan; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the costs of a collaborative study with the Geriatric Mental Health Services program within the department of elder affairs for the purpose of creating a program to address elder suicide behavior and attempts; provided further, that funds shall be expended to establish a Veterans in Crisis Hotline; and provided further, that the hotline shall be for the use of veterans who seek counseling programs operated by the department of veterans affairs and/or concerned family members of those veterans so that they may be directed towards the programs and services offered by their local or regional VA office; and provided further, that the hotline shall be staffed by counselors or outreach programs contracted by the department and trained in issues of mental health counseling and veterans services....................................................... $3,750,000

4513-1111.. For the promotion of health and disease prevention including, but not limited to, the following programs: breast cancer prevention, diabetes screening and outreach, ovarian cancer screening, a statewide STOP stroke program, the Hepatitis C program, multiple sclerosis screening, information, education, treatment programs and the Multiple Sclerosis Home Living Navigating Key Services program administered by the Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a renal disease program administered by the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont, colorectal cancer prevention, prostate cancer screening, education and treatment with a particular focus on African American Males, the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for patient safety, osteoporosis education, Lyme disease prevention and research activities to be conducted by the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, the maintenance of the ALS Registry created by section 26 of chapter 140 of the acts of 2003 and the maintenance of the statewide lupus database; provided, that the department shall expend not less than the same amount available in each item in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the program established pursuant to section 4E of chapter 111 of the General Laws to combat mental retardation in children suffering from a genetic effect causing phenylketonuria; and provided further, that the $250,000 shall be appropriated for the commonwealth’s metabolic disorder clinic programs for patient education and support or for such other purposes as deemed necessary by the clinic programs; provided further, that sites for Hepatitis C services shall be distributed throughout the commonwealth so as to ensure coverage in all geographic regions, including currently underserved areas proximate to Cape Ann, Fitchburg, Leominster and Pittsfield and provided further, that any expansions necessary to achieve geographically appropriate coverage shall build upon existing local programs with proven experience in addressing Hepatitis C................ $14,169,012

4513-1130.. For the domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and treatment program; provided, that of the amount appropriated in this item, funds shall be expended for rape prevention and victim services, including the statewide Spanish language hotline for sexual abuse and domestic violence services for legal immigrants and refugees and statewide suicide and violence prevention outreach to gay and lesbian youth; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the public health model of community engagement and intervention services and crisis housing for sexual violence and intimate partner violence in the GLBT community; and provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for a Spanish speaking Battered Women’s Hotline provided by Delamano, a Lawrence-based domestic violence support organization........................................................................................... $3,866,677

4516-0263.. For the department of public health; provided, that said department may expend not more than $1,486,551 in revenues from various blood lead testing fees collected from insurers and individuals for the purpose of conducting such tests; provided, 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor, as reported in the state accounting system......................................................................................................................... $1,486,551

4516-1000.. For the administration of the center for laboratory and communicable disease control, including the division of communicable venereal diseases, the division of tuberculosis control and the state laboratory institute; provided, that the department shall give priority to the analysis of samples used in the prosecution of controlled substances offenses; provided further, that funds shall be expended for an eastern encephalitis testing program and for tuberculosis testing and treatment services; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for the purchase of equipment for the drug laboratory at the state laboratory institute; provided further, that not less than $240,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of the statewide rabies control program coordinated by the department of public health, providing assistance to cities, towns and the public and for the interagency collaboration through the rabies advisory committee, the 24-hour epidemiological and clinical consultation for rabies exposures and the rapid laboratory diagnostic services; provided further, that of the $240,000, not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the continuation of the Oral Rabies Vaccine Project on Cape Cod operated through a contract with Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for the purpose of an interagency service agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School for the department’s share of the cost of occupancy, including the cost of facility support personnel, for the state laboratory institute.................................................................................................................................................................... $15,050,499

4516-1022.. For the department of public health; provided, that the department may expend not more than $300,000 generated by fees collected from insurers for tuberculosis tests performed at the state laboratory institute; provided, that revenues collected may be used to supplement the costs of said laboratory; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating 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 lesser of this authorization or the most-recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system.............................................................................................................................. $300,000

4518-0200.. The department may expend not more than $400,000 generated by fees collected from the following services provided at the registry of vital records and statistics: amendments of vital records, requests for vital records not issued in person at the registry and research requests performed by registry staff at the registry; provided, that revenues so collected may be used for all program costs, including the compensation of employees; provided further, that the registral of vital records shall exempt from payment of a fee any person requesting a copy of a birth certificate for the purpose of establishing eligibility for Medicaid; and provided further, that, for the purpose of accommodating 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system.................................................................................................................................. $400,000

4530-9000.. For teenage pregnancy prevention services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that applications for such funds shall be administered through the department upon receipt and approval of coordinated community service plans to be evaluated in accordance with guidelines issued by the department; provided further, that portions of the grants may be used for state agency purchases of designated services identified by the community service plans; provided further, that funding shall be expended on those communities with the highest teen birth rates according to an annual statistical estimate conducted by the department; provided further, that funds shall be expended on programming directed at children under the care of the department of social services who are at high risk for teenage pregnancy; provided further, that the department shall collaborate with the department of social services on the development of this programming; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 2008 on the progress and implementation schedule of this programming; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for teen pregnancy prevention services in the town of Orange; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for teen pregnancy prevention programs in the cities of North Adams and Pittsfield; provided further, that of said $250,000 not less than $125,000 shall be expended for said program in the city of Pittsfield; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Berkshire Coalition to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy in the Berkshire region; provided further, that of said $150,000, not more than 10% can be used for administrative services; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for teen pregnancy prevention programs in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that the department shall contract directly with vendors of teenage pregnancy prevention services; and provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be provided to Girls, Inc., of Lynn for teen pregnancy prevention............................................................................................................ $4,031,131

4570-1502.. For the purposes of implementing a proactive statewide infection prevention and control program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public health shall, through its division of health care quality, develop a proactive statewide infection prevention and control program in licensed health care facilities following protocols of the Centers for Disease Control for the purposes of implementation and adherence to infection control practices that are the keys to preventing the transmission of infectious diseases, including respiratory diseases spread by droplet or airborne routes; provided further, that recommended infection control practices shall include, but not be limited to, hand hygiene, standard precautions and transmission-based precautions, including contact, droplet and airborne, and respiratory hygiene; and provided further, that the infection prevention and control program shall include mandatory education in the recommended infection control practices for licensed health care personnel and employees of licensed health care facilities and penalties for individual and institutional noncompliance with Centers for Disease Control protocols.................. $1,000,000

4580-1000.. For the universal immunization program and the purchase and distribution of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative or energy expenses of the department not directly related to programs funded in this item; provided further, that the rotavirus and meningococcal conjugate vaccines shall be funded through this item; and provided further, that the department shall conduct a comprehensive study of the human papilloma virus vaccines that are currently available and potential cost saving alternatives such as generics.............................................. $48,771,508

4590-0250.. For school health services and school-based health centers in public and non-public schools; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that services shall include, but not be limited to: (1) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (2) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (3) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities in school curricula and in the provision of school based health services; and (4) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs, in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that the services shall meet standards and eligibility guidelines established by the department of public health in consultation with the department of education; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for mental health and substance abuse services in school-based health centers; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the commission on gay and lesbian youth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the H.E.L.P. program so-called, for black male health; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be expended for school nurses and school-based health centers; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Childhood Obesity School Nutrition Pilot Project within the department of public health to initiate or maintain school lunch programs focused on diminishing the epidemic of childhood obesity; provided further, that food service providers, working with public schools, wishing to institute or maintain a school nutrition program designed to reduce childhood obesity, may submit an application to the department of public health indicating the various nutritional and educational steps the school plans to implement with the grant, not to exceed $10,000 per school per year; provided further, that eligible programs shall focus on providing healthier choices for lunch programs and provide incentives and information to make healthier meal choices in the school lunch line; provided further, that 1 or more schools may be included in an application; and provided further, that grant applications and other appropriate criteria shall be determined and reviewed by the department; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Community Coalition for support and implementation of 4 model community coalitions and community capacity-building activities................................... $16,748,474

4590-0300.. For smoking prevention and cessation programs; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs ...................................................................................................................................................... $12,750,000

4590-0912.. The department may expend an amount not to exceed $16,007,368 from reimbursements collected for western Massachusetts hospital services, subject to the approval of the commissioner of public health; provided, that such revenues may be expended for the purpose of hospital-related costs, including personnel, capital expenditures, DD object class charge-backs and motor vehicle replacement; provided further, that all revenues expended shall be pursuant to schedules submitted to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the western Massachusetts hospital shall be eligible to receive and retain full reimbursement from the medical assistance program of the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the western Massachusetts hospital shall reimburse the General Fund for a portion of employee benefit expenses, according to a schedule submitted by the commissioner of public health and approved by the secretary for administration and finance; provided further, that such reimbursement shall not exceed 10 per cent of total personnel costs for the hospital; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item.......................................................................................................................................................................... $16,007,368

4590-0913.. For the Lemuel Shattuck hospital in the department; provided, that the hospital shall not expend more than $500,000 in revenues collected from private medical vendors for the purposes of funding expenses for services provided to inmates of county correctional facilities which have privatized medical care; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system............................................................................................................................. $500,000

4590-0915.. For the maintenance and operation of Tewksbury hospital, Massachusetts hospital school, Lemuel Shattuck hospital and the hospital bureau, including the state office of pharmacy services; provided, that all revenue generated by the hospitals shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item; provided further, that Tewksbury hospital shall not be used to house county, state or other prisoners; provided further, that the department shall take no action to reduce or realign the client population and services at Tewksbury hospital unless such action results in alternative service delivery in an appropriate and cost-effective method of care; provided further, that staffing configurations at Tewksbury hospital shall be consistent with the client population and service realignment; provided further, that $241,743 shall be made available for the fourth of 6 annual TELP payments for a CT scanner procured for Lemuel Shattuck hospital; provided further, that reimbursements received for medical services provided at the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of county correctional facilities not managed by private health care vendors shall be credited to item 4590-0903 of section 2B; and provided further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall seek to obtain federal financial participation for care provided to inmates of the department of correction and of county correctional facilities who are treated at the public health hospitals..................................................... $135,205,883

4590-0917.. For the department of public health; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 from payments received from the vendor managing health services for state correctional facilities for inmate medical services provided by the Lemuel Shattuck hospital; provided, that the payments may include capitation payments, fee for service payments, advance payments and other compensation arrangements established by contract between the vendor and the hospital; 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...................................................................................................................................... $4,000,000

4590-1503.. For the pediatric palliative care program established in section 24K of chapter 111 of the General Laws.......................... $800,000

4590-1506.. For a grant program to be administered by the department of public health to support the establishment of a comprehensive youth violence prevention program; provided, that the commissioner of public health shall distribute grant funds through a competitive grant program that gives preference to applications that: (1) serve communities that have been identified by the department as being high risk communities for youth violence; (2) demonstrate multi-disciplinary collaboration, including youth serving community organizations, state agencies, local law enforcement, medical and public health professionals, and faith-based organizations; (3) utilize a youth development framework that includes addressing out-of-school time activities, mentoring, leadership training, employment readiness training, conflict resolution, education support, family support services and financial literacy; (4) provide positive programming during, but not limited to, the hours of 2 pm and 10 pm; and (5) demonstrate the ability to work with the department staff to conduct comprehensive evaluations of program development and implementation activities; provided further, that no grants shall be awarded to law enforcement agencies; provided further, that funds shall be considered one-time and grants shall not annualize in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that administrative costs for successful grant applications shall not exceed 3 per cent of the value of the grant; provided further, that no grant funds shall be expended on food or beverages; provided further, that the department of public health shall publish guidelines and an application for the grant program not later than September 1, 2007; provided further, that awards shall be made to applicants not later than December 1, 2007; provided further, that the department of public health shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the grant amount awarded to each recipient and a description of each grant; and provided further, that each grant recipient shall provide the department of public health with a comprehensive list of best practices that have been instituted as a result of these grants................................................................................................................................. $2,000,000

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Department of Social Services.

4800-0015.. For central and area office administration; provided, that the associated expenses of employees whose AA object class costs are paid from item 4800-1100 shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the compensation of unit 8 employees; provided further, that the department shall not place a child or adolescent referred by, or discharged from, the care of the department of mental health until the latter department forwards an assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent may be appropriately placed in foster care or, if due to severe emotional disturbance, is more appropriate for group care; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the department of mental health, shall establish guidelines to assist the latter department in making such assessments and recommendations; provided further, that, unless otherwise authorized, all funds, including federal reimbursements received by the department, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $1,000,000 in the AA or CC object codes to hire medical and psychiatric staff to collaborate with the department’s social workers; provided further, that the department shall employ not less than 1 full-time board-certified physician; provided further, that the department of social services and the department of early education and care shall design and implement standards for early education and care placements made through the supportive child care program; provided further, that the department of social services, in collaboration with the department of early education and care, shall maintain a centralized list detailing the number of children eligible for supportive child care services, the number of supportive slots filled and the number of supportive slots available; provided further, that notwithstanding any general of special law to the contrary, the department shall not reduce recoupment amounts recommended by the state auditor; provided further, that not later than February 17 of the current fiscal year, the department shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairs of the joint committee on children and families a report detailing the number of medical and psychiatric personnel currently employed by or contracted with the department; provided further, that the report shall include the number of foster care reviews conducted by the department and the average length of time in which each review is completed; provided further, that the report shall contain the number of the department’s contracts reviewed by the state auditor and the number of corrective action plans issued; provided further, that the report shall also include the number of corrective action plans entered into by the department; provided further, that the report shall include the number of social workers and supervisors who have a bachelors’ or masters’ degree in social work; provided further, that the report shall include the total number of social workers and the total number of social workers holding licensure by level; provided further, that the comptroller shall act in accordance with item 1000-0001 if the report, with all of its components, is not filed within 10 days of the stated due date; provided further, that the department shall file a report on the first business day of each month to the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means and the chairs of the joint committee on children and families on the caseload of the department; provided further, that caseloads provided in this report shall include: residential placements, group care, foster care, therapeutic foster care, adoption, guardianship, 51A reports, substantiated 51A reports, the number of children who die in the care and custody of the department, the number of children on the waitlist for supportive child care and the number of medical and psychiatric consultation requests made by the department’s social workers; provided further, that the report shall include the number of approved foster care placements; provided further, that the report shall also include the number of children in psychiatric hospitals and Community Based Acute Treatment Programs who remain hospitalized beyond their medically-necessary stay while awaiting placement and the number of days each case remains in placement beyond that which is medically necessary; provided further, that the report shall include the number of children under department of social services care and custody who are being served in medical or psychiatric care provided through other publicly-funded sources; provided further, that the report shall also contain the number of children served by supervised visitation centers and the number of those children who are reunified with their families; provided further, that the report shall contain information on the total number of children served, their ages, the number of children served in each service plan, the number of children in out-of-home placements and the number of placements each child has had before receiving an out-of-home placement; provided further, that the report shall also contain the number of families receiving multiple 51A reports within a 10-month period, the number of cases reopened within 6 months of being closed and the number of children who return home and then re-enter an out-of-home placement within 6 months; provided further, that the report shall detail the number of children diverted from residential settings, the programs in which they were placed, the associated cost savings from the diversion and any other measurements that would help assess the success of these programs in promoting the health and well-being of children; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of social services may transfer funds between items 4800-0030, 4800-0038, and 4800-0041, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days prior to any such transfer; and provided further, that not more than 5 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2008.................................................................................................. $78,030,738

4800-0016.. The department of social services may expend for the operation of the transitional employment program an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from revenues collected from various state, county and municipal government entities, as well as state authorities, for the costs related to the provision of services by the participants and the overhead costs and expenses incurred by the not-for-profit managing agent selected by the commissioner for administering the program; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of social services may enter into a contract with Roca, Inc., a not for profit community based agency, to manage the transitional employment program and to provide services to participants from the ageing out population, parolees, probationers, youth service releases, or other community residents considered to have employment needs.................................................................................................................................................. $2,000,000

4800-0025.. For foster care review services........................................................................................................................ $2,865,695

4800-0030.. For local and regional administration and coordination of services provided by lead agencies and regional resource centers; provided, that flex services provided by these agencies shall be funded from this item...................................................... $20,931,487

4800-0036.. For a sexual abuse intervention network program to be administered in conjunction with the district attorneys; provided, that each district attorney shall receive not less than the amount it received in the previous fiscal year for the sexual abuse intervention program $739,182

4800-0038.. For stabilization, unification, reunification, permanency, adoption, guardianship and foster care services provided by the department of social services; provided, that services funded through this item shall include shelter services, substance abuse treatment, family reunification networks, young parent programs, parent aides, education and counseling services, family preservation services, foster care, adoption and guardianship subsidies, tiered reimbursements used to promote the foster care placement of children with special medical and social needs, assessment of the appropriateness of adoption for children in the care of the department for more than 12 months, protective services provided by partnership agencies, targeted recruitment and retention of foster families, respite care services, post-adoption services, support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families and juvenile firesetter programs; provided further, that any child who would have been eligible for a clothing benefit under regulations in place on January 1, 2006, shall receive a clothing benefit in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that not less than $2,300,000 shall be expended for the Young Parent Support Program; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended on the recruitment and retention of foster parents; provided further, that not less than $498,850 shall be expended for Latinas y Ninos and Casa Esperanza; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Massachusetts Families for Kids; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Summerhill House in Norwood; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for a statewide contract with Northeastern University for violence prevention and conflict resolution program; provided further, that not less than $298,000 shall be expended for alternative schools for students aged 14 to 16, inclusive, who are placed before the court on child in need of services petitions in region 6; provided further, that not less than $257,000 shall be expended for the Laboure Center in South Boston; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the operation of a juvenile firesetters program to be operated by the Massachusetts Coalition for Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Programs; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to support the family center component of the Greater Lowell Family Resource Center; provided further, that not less than $187,500 shall be expended for the Center for Family Connections to provide therapeutic and rehabilitative mental health services, targeted research on well-being outcomes and permanency planning for older, hard-to-place youth and those aging out of the system; provided further, that $187,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Bristol County clinic advocacy center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a contract with Julie's Family Learning program in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended in region 1 for a community-based family unification counseling program to prevent juvenile delinquency; provided further, that not less than $140,000 shall be expended for the MSPCC Franklin County Supervised Visitation Program; provided further, that not less than $140,000 shall be expended for the Comprehensive School Age Parenting Program, Inc. for maintaining and expanding its year-round school based programs in Boston high schools, middle schools, pilot schools and small schools education complexes for pregnant teens, young mothers and fathers and other youth at high risk for school drop out; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended for the Children's Cove Cape and Islands Child Advocacy Center; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for North End Outreach Network of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the South End Community Center of Springfield, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for a family re-unification program operated by Aid to Incarcerated Mothers to maintain strong parent-child relationships during a mother’s incarceration; provided further, that not less than $104,123 shall be expended on the Teen Parenting program at Framingham High School; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Dunbar Community Center in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Families Untied for Teens’ Health; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended by the Framingham office of the department of social services for the Metrowest Campership program operated by the Ashland youth advisory board; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purpose of providing case management services for the Amity Transitional Housing program in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Family Service, Inc. of Lawrence; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for youth services at the youth center in Uxbridge; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for a contract with Big Brothers and Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Centro Presente of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Concilio Hispano in Somerville; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Association of Portuguese Speakers of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Haitian Coalition of Somerville; and provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for a contract with child and family services of Cape Cod for the court diversion program.......................................................................................................... $293,662,736

4800-0041.. For group care services; provided, that funds may be expended from this item to provide intensive community-based services to children who would otherwise be placed in residential settings; provided, that the department shall form area review teams that shall evaluate the feasibility of maintaining the child in the community in this manner wherever possible before recommending placement in a residential setting............................................ $228,236,983

4800-0091.. The department of social services may expend not more than $3,000,000 in federal reimbursements received under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act during fiscal year 2008 for the purposes of developing a training institute for professional development of social workers at the department of social services with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Salem State College; provided, that for the purposes of accommodating 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 or any other general or special law to the contrary, federal reimbursements received in excess of $3,000,000 shall be credited to the General Fund; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for lease-purchases or the Family-Net system. $3,000,000

The Governor disapproved the following language as indicated.
4800-0151.. For a program to provide alternative overnight non-secure placements for status offenders and nonviolent delinquent youths up to the age of 17 in order to prevent the inappropriate use of juvenile cells in police stations for such offenders, in compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974; provided, that the programs which provide the alternative non-secure placements shall collaborate with the appropriate county sheriff’s office to provide referrals of those offenders and delinquent youths to any programs within the sheriff’s office designed to positively influence youths or reduce, if not altogether eliminate, juvenile crime; provided further, that the department of social services shall file a report detailing the number of children in need of services as defined in section 21 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, for whom a parent or legal guardian, police officer or supervisor of attendance appointed pursuant to section 19 of chapter 76 of the General Laws seeks assistance; provided further, that the department of social services shall compile this report in collaboration with the juvenile court, the department of probation, the department of mental health, the department of youth services, the department of education and the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the review shall contain information on the demographics of the population of children served, the contacts a child has with executive of judicial agencies and departments, the service needs identified for each child, recidivism rates and the outcome of individual cases; provided further, that information identifying individual persons shall not be included in this report; and provided further, that the department of social services in collaboration with those agencies, shall report its findings to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairs of the joint committee on children and families no later than October 12, 2007......................................... $319,171

4800-1100.. For the AA object class costs of the department’s social workers; provided, that funds shall be directed toward mitigating social worker caseloads in those area offices furthest above the statewide weighted caseload standard and toward achieving a social worker caseload ratio of 18 to 1 statewide; provided further, that only employees of bargaining unit 8 as identified in the Massachusetts personnel administrative reporting and information system shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that any other payroll or administrative expenses associated with the management or support of such employees shall be paid from item 4800-0015............................................................................................................................. $147,289,334

4800-1400.. For shelters and support services for people at risk of domestic violence; provided, that the department shall pursue the establishment of public-private partnership agreements established for family stabilization services funded from sources other than the commonwealth; provided further, that services shall include supervised visitation programs, certified batterer intervention programs for indigent batterers and their families, and scattered site transitional housing programs, including programs to assist victims of domestic violence in finding and maintaining permanent housing; provided further, that participants in battered women's programs shall be provided with information regarding local transitional housing resources; provided further, that funding shall be made available to enhance counseling services for children who have witnessed domestic violence; provided further, that funding shall be made available for emergency shelters for substance abusing battered women; provided further, that funding shall be made available for a statewide domestic violence hotline; provided further, that the department shall continue to provide any match funding required by federal program regulations; provided further, that domestic violence prevention specialists shall be funded from this item; provided further, that not less than $1,037,000 shall be expended for the YWCA battered Women’s shelter in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a contract Slyvia’s Haven at Devens to provide transitional housing to pregnant and parenting women and girls; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a domestic violence prevention program called ‘Teens-At-Risk’, operated by Portal To Hope for the communities of Everett, Lynn, Malden and Medford; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Western Mass Women's Initiative Survivor's Project; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Planned Learning Achievement for Youth program in Amherst, in collaboration with the department of education, through an interagency service agreement; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Words not Weapons mentoring project in the town of Saugus; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Southern Hilltown Domestic Violence Coalition; and provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Melrose Alliance Against Violence; and provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Wakefield Alliance Against Violence.............................................................................................................................................. $23,019,767

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.
Department of Mental Health.

5011-0100.. For the operation of the department; provided, that the department shall not refer or discharge a child or adolescent to the custody or care of the department of social services until the department of mental health forwards its assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent is appropriate for foster care or, due to severe emotional disturbance, is more appropriate for group care; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of mental health shall report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means on civil commitments ................................................................................................................................................$40,141,898

5042-5000.. For child and adolescent services, including the costs of psychiatric and related services provided to children and adolescents determined to be medically ready for discharge from acute hospital units or mental health facilities and who are experiencing unnecessary delays in being discharged due to the lack of more appropriate settings; provided, that for the purpose of funding those services, the commissioner of mental health may allocate funds from the amount appropriated in this item to other departments within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 18, 2008 on the results of the collaboration between the department and the other departments within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the report shall detail the current status of the implementation of clinically appropriate service models for that population of children and adolescents, remaining disparities in the service system which require children and adolescents to be served in unnecessarily restrictive or otherwise clinically inappropriate settings and changes during fiscal years 2006 and 2007 in the clinical acuity of children and adolescents; provided further, that the department shall submit 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 Rosie D. et al V. Romney, civil action No. 01-30199-MAP, filed in the United States District Court in order to provide community based services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances, that shall include a schedule detailing the commencement of services and cost to implement the settlement by service type; provided further, that said report shall detail the impact on the number of residential placements provided for in item 5095-0015; provided further, that not less than $1,800,000 shall be expended from this item in fiscal year 2008 to ensure that a licensed practitioner or a licensed nurse administers medication to children and adolescents whose mental health services are delivered by public or private providers of those services; and provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for the Child Psychiatric Access project...................................................... $73,530,647

5046-0000.. For adult mental health and support services; provided, that the department shall allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from item 5095-0015, to this item, as necessary, pursuant to allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any such transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving care at department facilities; provided further, that not more than $8,999,768 shall be expended for services for clients of the department who are aging into the adult system from the child/adolescent mental health system or other systems of care if the clients meet the clinical eligibility criteria of the department; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the distribution of funds per adult and child planning population and the types of services received in each region for fiscal year 2008 not later than February 1, 2008; provided further, that not less than $3,314,796 shall be expended on the expansion of housing for the homeless mentally ill; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for Mass Citizens Advocacy; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Fairwinds Clubhouse in Falmouth; provided further, that not less than $1,900,000 shall be expended on mental health research; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for jail diversion programs; provided further, that of that $200,000, $100,000 shall be expended for the jail diversion program in Framingham; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for a pre-arrest jail diversion grant program at the Department of Mental Health for five (5) programs, but not more then $300,000 shall be expended for the continuation of said programs; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the Trauma Center at Riverside Community Care........................................................................................................ $315,563,248

5046-2000.. For homelessness services; provided, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the provision of health services to the homeless and uninsured by Primary Care and Mental Health, Inc. located in the city of Lynn.................................................. $22,384,507

5046-4000.. For the department of mental health; provided, that the department may expend not more than $125,000 in revenue collected from occupancy fees charged to the tenants in the creative housing option in community environments, the CHOICE program authorized by chapter 167 of the acts of 1987; provided, that all fees collected under that program shall be expended for the routine maintenance and repair of facilities in the CHOICE program including the costs of personnel.......................................................................................................................................................... $125,000

5047-0001.. For emergency service programs and acute inpatient mental health care services; provided, that the department shall continue an interagency service agreement with the executive office of health and human services for the purchase of services and for such other services as the agreement may provide including, but not limited to, acute inpatient care and diversionary services; provided further, that the most recent savings projection from the implementation of the agreement may be expended for community services in the MM object class of this item; and provided further, that the emergency service programs shall take all reasonable steps to identify and invoice the third party insurer of all persons serviced by the programs...................... $36,159,118

5055-0000.. For forensic services provided by the department; provided, that funds shall be expended to sustain and expand services provided through juvenile court clinics............................................................................................................................................................. $8,018,911

5095-0015.. For the operation of adult inpatient facilities, including the community mental heath centers; provided, that in order to comply with the Olmstead decision and to enhance care within available resources to clients served by the department, the department shall take steps to consolidate or close psychiatric hospitals managed by the department and shall endeavor within available resources to discharge clients residing in the inpatient facilities to residential services in the community when the following criteria are met: 1) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; 2) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and 3) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in inpatient care; provided further, that any client transferred to another inpatient facility as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or better than the care that had been received at the closed facility; provided further, that the department may allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from this item to item 5046-0000, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at the centers and facilities; and provided further, that the Department of Mental Health shall notify the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means 60 days prior to the closure of any inpatient state hospital beds................................................................................................................................................................................................. $171,483,524

Department of Mental Retardation.

5911-1003.. For the administration and operations of the department of mental retardation; provided that the department shall not charge user fees for transportation or community day services; and provided further, that the department shall not charge fees for eligibility determination for services provided by the department or for applications of requests for transfer of guardianship; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in fiscal year 2008 the comptroller shall transfer from the Department of Mental Retardation Trust Fund established under section 2RRR of chapter 29 of the General Laws an amount sufficient to reflect the costs of the assessment on public facilities collected under section 27 of chapter 118G of the General Laws and an amount sufficient to fund rate increases for services provided to MassHealth members by nonpublic intermediate care facilities and community-based residences provided further, the comptroller shall transfer the federal financial participation received as a result of expenditures funded by the assessments to an account established for the department of mental retardation to administer for the purposes described above; provided further, that the assessments shall not be collected and the expenditures shall not be authorized until the department of mental retardation and the executive office of health and human services certify the receipt of federal approval of any home and community-based waiver amendments and related Title XIX state plan amendments, if required; provided further, that the department shall submit a semi-annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of service coordinators within the department, the number of consumers served by said coordinators, and the amount of time spent per month per consumer; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be allocated to Whole Children, Inc. of Hadley................................................ $72,092,896

5911-2000.. For transportation costs associated with the adult services program; provided, that the department shall provide transportation on the basis of priority of need as determined by the department................................................................................................... $14,137,324

5920-2000.. For vendor-operated community-based residential adult services, including intensive individual supports; provided, that $12,365,262 shall be expended in annualized funding for turning 22 clients who began receiving the services in fiscal year 2007 pursuant to item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2006; provided further, that $8,250,000 shall be expended for the fiscal year 2007 annualized cost of the settlement agreement Rolland vs. Cellucci, so-called and $5,000,000 shall be expended for the fiscal year 2008 cost of the settlement; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of mental retardation shall transfer funds from this item to item 5920-2010, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of said funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any such transfer; provided further, that not more than $5,000,000 shall be transferred from this item in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated for Special Olympics for the purpose of unified sports; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Best Buddies Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for services to the developmentally disabled provided by Grow Associates, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Advocacy Resource Center in New Bedford to provide critical family support services in the area of community-based resident education for special needs children ................................................................ $547,807,631

5920-2006.. For the implementation of a residential rate initiative; provided, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 18, 2008, detailing the use of such funds to establish a rate system for vendor-operated residential services............................................................................................................................................................................................... $2,000,000

5920-2010.. For state-operated community-based residential services for adults, including community-based health services for adults; provided, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded in this item ....................................................................................................................................................... $130,964,744

5920-2020.. For compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement, dated December 19, 2000, and entered into by the parties in Boulet v. Cellucci, Civil Action No. 99-CV-10617-DPW, filed in the United States District Court of Massachusetts in order to provide services to the clients of the department on the waiting list on July 14, 2000...................................................................................................................................................... $87,812,812

5920-2025.. For community-based day and work programs for adults and for $3,532,932 in annualized funding for Turning 22 clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2007 under item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2006; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Life Focus Center in the Charlestown neighborhood of the city of Boston................................................................... $122,669,711

5920-3000.. For respite services and intensive family supports and for $1,766,466 in annualized funding for Turning 22 clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2007 pursuant to item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2006; provided, that the department shall pursue the highest rates of federal reimbursement possible for such services; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Friendship Home project in Norwell.................................................................................................................... $55,044,228

5920-3010.. For contracted support services for families with autistic children through the autism division at the department of mental retardation; provided, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the purposes of providing services under the children’s autism Medicaid waiver application submitted pursuant to chapter 107 of the acts of 2005; provided further, that at a minimum, this waiver shall include children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 8, inclusive, including children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 3, inclusive, receiving services through the department of public health’s early intervention program; provided further, that the income eligibility for the waiver shall not be any lower than MassHealth standard income eligibility for children to the extent feasible, and in the event that it is not feasible, the department shall provide the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education not later than March 1, 2008, with projected steps and a timetable for ensuring that as soon as possible income eligibility for the waiver is not lower than MassHealth Standard income eligibility for children; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to ensure that eligible children with autism immediately begin to receive services pursuant to such waiver; provided further, that the department shall immediately file any waiver amendments necessary to comport with the requirements of this item with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education on the number of contracted support services provided for families with autistic children under this item and the costs associated with such services, not later than March 1, 2008; provided further, that the department shall submit copies of the amended waiver to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committees on education not later than December 31, 2007; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the purposes of a contract with Melmark New England, Inc. to provide training and support to families, educational collaboratives and public school districts on methods for coping with behavioral challenges associated with children who have autism spectrum disorders; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Youth Enhanced Services Non-Profit....................................................................................................................................................... $3,277,672

5920-5000.. For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during state fiscal year 2008; provided, that the amount appropriated under this item shall not annualize to more than $17,664,660 in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 2, 2008 on the use of any funds encumbered or expended from this item including, but not limited to, the number of clients served in each region and the types of services purchased in each region ................................................$7,700,000

5930-1000.. For the operation of facilities for the mentally retarded, including the maintenance and operation of the Glavin Regional Center; provided, that in order to comply with the provisions of the Olmstead decision and to enhance care within available resources to clients served by the department, the department shall take steps to consolidate or close intermittent care facilities for the mentally retarded, in this item called ‘ICF/MRs’, managed by the department and shall endeavor, within available resources, to discharge clients residing in the ICF/MRs to residential services in the community if the following criteria are met: 1) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; 2) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and 3) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in ICF/MRs; provided further, that any client transferred to another ICF/MR as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or better than the care that had been received at the closed ICF/MR; provided further, that the department shall report to the joint committee on human services and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the progress of this initiative, including both past actions and proposed future actions; provided further, that the department may allocate funds from this item to items 5920-2000, 5920-2010, and 5920-2025, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at ICF/MRs; and provided further, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded in this item........ $182,759,388

5982-1000.. For the department of mental retardation; provided, that the department may expend not more than $150,000 accrued through the sale of milk and other farm-related and forestry products at the Templeton Developmental Center for program costs of the center, including supplies, equipment and maintenance of the facility; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and 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.................. $150,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION.

Office of the Secretary.

6000-0100.. For the office of the secretary of transportation; provided, that the office shall collaborate with the department of transitional assistance in its efforts to develop a program of transportation services for current and former recipients of the transitional aid to families with dependent children program pursuant to item 4401-1000; provided further, that the office shall submit to the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means monthly reports detailing projects funded through the statewide transportation improvement program including, but not limited to, the location of the projects, the cost of the projects, the date of advertisement of the projects, the commencement date of the projects, the projected completion date of the projects and the source of funds for the projects; provided further, that the office shall also provide the committees with quarterly reports detailing construction and reconstruction projects on town and county ways as described in paragraph (a) of clause (2) of the first paragraph of section 34 of chapter 90 of the General Laws for which municipalities are projected to seek, have filed claims or have been paid state reimbursement; provided further, that a city or town shall comply with the procedures established by the secretary to obtain the necessary information to produce the reports; provided further, that the reports shall include, but not be limited to, the cost of the projects by city or town, the source of funding of the projects by city or town and the commencement and completion dates of the projects by city or town; provided further, that the secretary of the executive office of transportation, in collaboration with the commissioner of highways, shall file a report each year with the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 30; provided further, that the report shall include spending in the commonwealth through the statewide road and bridge program, the Chapter 90 program, the Small Town Road Assistance Program and all other programs expending funds for road and bridge projects within the commonwealth; provided further, that the report shall detail the location of the project by city or town, a brief project description, the project cost, the expected completion date, the source of funding and any other information deemed necessary; provided further, that the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means quarterly reports detailing all personnel-related expenditures made from capital funds; provided further, that the reports shall delineate for the executive office and for each agency, board, authority or commission under its control, the amounts paid in the prior quarter as compensation for each type of position assigned to capital projects that were charged to each such funding source; provided further, that the reports shall also delineate by funding source any other amounts paid for personnel-related costs that were charged to those funds, including payroll allocations for budgetary employees, fringe recovery and other chargebacks; provided further, that the reports shall identify the number of full time equivalent personnel classified in each position type; provided further, that the reports shall list all employees who are paid from this item and items 6010-0002 and 6006-0003 who also receive payments from any capital funds; provided further, that the reports shall include for each of those employees how much money the employees receive from the items and how much money each employee receives from any capital funds; provided further, that the reports shall delineate the information for full-time employees, part-time employees and contracted personnel; and 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................... $4,989,990

Highway Fund.......................... 100.0%

6000-0110.. For the purpose of property management and maintenance of railroad properties owned by the executive office of transportation on behalf of the commonwealth, including the cost of personnel; provided, that the office may expend an amount not to exceed $27,344 from the rents and fees received pursuant to section 4 of chapter 161C of the General Laws.......................................................... $27,344

6000-0200.. For the inter-district transportation program; provided, that such program shall include maintenance and expansion on routes serviced through the inter-district transportation program in fiscal year 2007; provided further, in fiscal year 2008, the level of service shall remain the same as fiscal year 2007; provided, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of transportation; provided further, that the executive office of transportation shall negotiate an extension of all existing contracts for fiscal year 2008; provided further, that before the execution of the extensions and at the end of fiscal year 2008, the executive office shall request and each contractor shall provide all necessary books, materials, records and other compilations of data from each contractor to establish the appropriate state subsidy associated with each bus route; and provided further, that the compilations of data shall be made available to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on transportation not later than December 15, 2007................. $2,000,000

6005-0015.. For certain assistance to the regional transit authorities, including operating grants and reimbursements to increase the accessibility of transit provided to the elderly and disabled under the mobility assistance program, the regional transit authority program and the inter-city bus capital assistance program; provided, that the commonwealth, acting by and through the executive office for administration and finance, for the period beginning July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008, may enter into contracts with the authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding section 152A of chapter 161, and section 23 of chapter 161B of the General Laws, the amount shall be at least 50 per cent and up to 75 per cent of the net cost of service of each authority incurred in fiscal year 2007 shall be paid by the commonwealth, and shall not be assessed upon the cities and towns constituting the authorities; provided further, that the share assessed upon the cities and towns shall be at least 25 per cent of the net cost of service; provided further, that in the event that 25 per cent of the net cost of service of each authority exceeds 102.5 per cent of the previous year’s local assessment, excluding payments made by cities and towns for the costs of new service, for which the cities and towns have not previously been assessed, as allowed by chapter 580 of the acts of 1980, the regional transit authority shall reduce its operating expenses or increase its revenues to meet the difference; provided further, that operating expenditures of each of the regional transit authorities for fiscal year 2008 shall not exceed 102.5 per cent of its operating expenditures for fiscal year 2007; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, operating expenditures shall not include federal, private or additional municipal non-state revenue sources or any expenses arising from the provision of services required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, or new services implemented after July 1, 1999, in an amount not to exceed a total of $3,613,905 for the 15 regional transit authorities; provided further, that the new services must have first received approval of the appropriate regional transit authority advisory board; provided further, that not less than 25 per cent of the net cost of service of the new services shall be assessed to the cities and towns of the appropriate transit authority, as detailed previously in this item; provided further, that each regional transit authority which provides the new services must file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on transportation, detailing the total costs and revenues associated with the new service; provided further, that the cost of the new services shall not annualize to more than $3,613,905; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2008, each of the 15 regional transit authorities shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing any and all revenues collected as a result of services provided under item 4401-1000; provided further, that the executive office of transportation shall work cooperatively with the authorities and other public and private funding sources to maximize new revenues sources to expand transit services; provided further, that the authorities and the executive office of transportation shall develop processes and procedures for contracts for services with other state agencies; provided further, that the executive office of transportation and the authorities shall develop a 5-year transit plan for operational and capital objectives that the parties may measure against and plan toward and shall file the plan with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 1, 2008; provided further, that the executive office of transportation and the authorities shall work cooperatively to implement multi-year contracting for regional transit authority capital projects, particularly for construction projects and other multi-year commitments of the authorities; provided further, that the regional transit authorities shall implement structural, managerial and administrative reforms in order to achieve cost savings in services provided by the authorities; provided further, that the reforms shall include, but not be limited to, improved financing procedures for capital needs, approved plans for short and long-term service, a coordinated program of mass transportation for the regional transit authorities that provides standards of service for the authorities for types of service, passenger miles, hours of service, cost of service by route and mile and passenger, non-transportation revenue and system revenue generating options including, but not limited to, fare revenue and advertising revenue, assessments on member cities and towns, net operating investment per passenger-mile ratio and service quality standards; provided further, that the program shall involve an approach to service coordinated with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and other transit providers in order to achieve maximum efficiency of regional transit authority service routes; provided further, that all regional transit authorities shall achieve the fare and/or revenue recovery ratio of 40 per cent within 18 months from the effective date of this act; and provided further, that the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities shall, on or before November 15, 2007, report to the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the operations of the authorities in the first half of fiscal year 2008 and focus the report on the reforms and improvements....................... $52,254,572

General Fund........................... 80.0%
Highway Fund........................... 20.0%

Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission.

6006-0003.. For the administration of the commission, including the expenses of the commissioners............................................ $462,992

Department of Highways.

6010-0001.. For personnel costs of the department of highways, for certain administrative and engineering expenses and equipment of the highways commission, the office of the commissioner of highways, the division of administrative services, highway engineering, highway maintenance, highway construction, the outdoor advertising board, district and other highway activity offices, materials, supplies, fleet maintenance and equipment, general maintenance and equipment and the maintenance and operation of state highways and bridges and for the costs associated with the global positioning system program; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from the AA object code; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may expend from capital authorizations amounts necessary to cover operational costs of the department in excess of amounts appropriated in this item to ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained to support the services and programs offered by the department; provided further, that the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all amounts expended on bond-funded capital projects under the jurisdiction of the department and for all administrative and personnel expenses of the department charged to such bonds; provided further, that the reports shall be filed not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter; provided further, that notwithstanding any administrative bulletin or general or special law to the contrary, the department shall not pay any fees charged for the leasing or maintenance of vehicles to the division of operational services; provided further, that the department shall not be subject to section 36A of chapter 30 of the General Laws and section 22 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, but shall submit to the to the secretary of transportation for approval requests to repair such vehicles costing in excess of the limit set forth in said section 7; provided further, that the costs of routine highway maintenance provided by private and union workers in contract areas 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5A, 5B and 5C and for costs associated with police services and overtime within such areas shall be paid from this item; provided further, that $90,000 shall be made available for all contractual contingency costs associated with highway maintenance in such areas; and provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing for each contract area expenditures for the costs of contractual contingency fees, personnel, police services, overtime, materials and vehicle repairs............................................................... $16,863,815

Highway Fund.......................... 100.0%

6010-0002.. For AA object class payroll costs of item 6010-0001; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be the only source of funding for all overtime expenses associated with the department’s snow and ice control efforts; provided further, that the department shall develop a plan that, by June 30, 2010, shall phase into the budgetary appropriation all personnel costs transferred to capital authorizations since June 30, 2002......................... $18,456,859

6010-0003.. For the department of highways; provided, that the department may expend revenues collected up to $7,000,000 from revenue generated from promotional programs; provided, that funds collected shall be used for the management of that program and for highway maintenance costs; provided further, that the department shall prepare a report delineating the proposed allocation of funds to be expended for the management of such program and highway maintenance costs; provided further, that the report shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 30 days prior to any encumbrance of the funds; and provided further, that the program and any expenditures made under the program shall comply with all statutes, rules and regulations governing billboards, signs and other outdoor advertising devices ................................................$7,000,000

Highway Fund.......................... 100.0%

6030-7201.. For the costs of hired and leased equipment, vehicle repair, fuel costs and sand, salt and other control chemicals used for snow and ice control...................................................................................................................................................... $20,000,000

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-9101.. For the operation of the board of library commissioners ................................................................................................$1,028,000

7000-9401.. For state aid to regional public libraries; provided, that the board of library commissioners may provide quarterly advances of funds for purposes authorized by clauses (1) and (2) of section 19C of chapter 78 of the General Laws, as it considers proper, to regional public library systems throughout each fiscal year, in compliance with the office of the comptroller’s regulations on state grants, 815 CMR 2.00; provided further, that notwithstanding said section 19C of said chapter 78 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Boston public library shall, as the library of last recourse for reference and research services for the commonwealth, be paid from this item an amount equal to $1.15 per resident in the commonwealth; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in calculating the fiscal year 2008 distribution of funds appropriated in this item, the board of library commissioners shall employ population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2007 distribution ................................................$16,230,361

7000-9402.. For the talking book library at the Worcester public library ................................................................................................$415,000

7000-9406.. For the Braille and talking book library at Watertown, including the operation of the machine lending agency; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the National Federation of the Blind Newsline Program....................................... $2,203,997

7000-9501.. For state aid to public libraries; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no city or town shall receive any money under this item in any year when the appropriation of the city or town for free public library services is below an amount equal to 102.5 per cent of the average of the appropriations for free public library service for the 3 years immediately preceding; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of library commissioners may grant no more than 55 additional waivers in excess of the waiver limit set forth in the second paragraph of section 19A of chapter 78 of the General Laws in fiscal year 2008 for a period of not more than 1 year; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, of the amount by which this item exceeds the amount appropriated in chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, funds shall be distributed under the guidelines of the municipal equalization grant program and under the guidelines for the library incentive grant program; and provided further, that any payment made under this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city or town and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the public library of that city or town without appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary................. $9,489,844

7000-9506.. For the technology and automated resource sharing networks ................................................................................................$2,851,000

7000-9507.. For the purposes of implementing a public library matching incentive grant program; provided, that a $.50 state match shall be made for each $1 that local trustees and public library foundations raise; provided further, that eligible state matching funds shall be made available to municipalities that raise at least $2,000 and only up to $100,000 raised; and provided further, that funds from this item shall be made available to the local public library trustees for the enhancement of library services and shall not be used as part of the local match for an approved public library project as defined in section 19H of chapter 78 of the General Laws or to meet the appropriation requirement as defined in section 19A of said chapter 78........................ $250,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

7002-0100.. For the operation of the executive office of labor and workforce development, including the divisions under the control of the department; provided, that not later than January 4, 2008, the director of workforce development shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a comprehensive report describing in detail the job training services, including labor exchange, skills training and remedial education services related thereto which have been provided during the course of the fiscal year in the commonwealth, describing the systems for delivery of such services, describing the costs of such services and the sources of revenue for such services.................................................................................................. $1,335,362

Department of Labor.

7002-0200.. For the operation of the division of occupational safety; provided, that the division may employ staff not subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws for a program to evaluate asbestos levels in public schools and other public buildings; 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....................................................................................................................................................... $2,343,326

7002-0201.. For the division of occupational safety, provided, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $152,850 received from fees authorized under section 3A of chapter 23 of the General Laws ................................................................................................$152,850

7002-0500.. For the operation and administrative expenses of the division of industrial accidents; provided, that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for occupational safety training grants; provided further, that said division shall submit a report not later than February 1, 2008 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the scope, objective and results of grant recipients’ safety training program; provided further, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed the amount appropriated in this item and for associated indirect and direct fringe benefit costs from assessments levied pursuant to section 65 of chapter 152 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall assign a judge to hear cases in Berkshire county not less than once a month; and provided further, that the treasurer may release to the division, subject to adequate and appropriate documentation of the need, to the workers’ compensation advisory council and the affirmative vote of at least 7 members of the workers’ compensation advisory council, sufficient funds from the special reserve account established in clause (c) of subsection (4) of said section 65 of said chapter 152 to pay for expenses to continue expansion of the conversion of the agency’s computer system from unify to oracle.................................................................................................................. $20,735,488

7002-0600.. For the operation of the labor relations commission...................................................................................................... $953,535

7002-0700.. For the operation of the joint labor management committee for municipal police and fire.......................................... $538,126

7002-0800.. For the operation of the board of conciliation and arbitration ....................................................................................$791,583

Department of Workforce Development.

7002-0012.. For a youth-at-risk program targeted at reducing juvenile delinquency in high risk areas of the commonwealth; provided that these funds may be expended for the development and implementation of a year-round employment program for at-risk youth as well as existing year-round employment programs; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for an at-risk juvenile program at the Boys and Girls Club of The Lower Merrimack Valley in Salisbury; provided further, that $500,000 of these funds shall be matched by private organizations; and provided further, that funds shall be available for expenditure through September 1, 2008................................................................................................................................................ $6,700,000

7002-0101.. For the operation of the apprentice training program; provided, that no position in the apprentice training division shall be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the deputy director shall require each apprentice entering into a written agreement to submit an application to the division for an apprentice identification card; provided further, that an apprentice identification card shall contain the photograph of the apprentice, the apprentice registration number or another number that the deputy director requires, the name and business address of the appropriate apprenticeship committee or single employee sponsor, the steps of progression and related dates applicable to the apprentice and the projected date on which the apprentice is to complete the apprenticeship; provided further, that as a condition of his apprenticeship, the apprentice shall keep the apprentice identification card on his person during his hours of employment during the apprenticeship; provided further, that an apprentice performing work on a project or projects subject to this item shall maintain in his possession an apprentice identification card; provided further, that any apprentice who is determined by the deputy director to be not enrolled in related classroom instruction classes shall be paid at the journey level rate for the duration of the public works project; and provided further, that for every week in which an apprentice is employed by a contractor, subcontractor or public body subject to this section, a photocopy of the apprentice's apprentice identification card, shall be attached to the records submitted under this item........ $465,489

7003-0604.. For the career ladder grant program in long-term care established under section 410 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000; provided, that grants shall be available for certified nurses’ aides, home health aides, homemakers and other entry level workers in long-term care; provided further, that the grants may include training for English for speakers of other languages and other language and adult basic education programs to improve quality of care and improve direct care worker access to and participation in career ladder training; provided further, that the length of such grants shall not exceed 3 years; provided further, that notwithstanding section 410 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000, grants may be awarded on a competitive basis to long-term care labor management workforce partnerships, nursing homes, home care organizations or consortiums of nursing homes and/or home care organizations; provided further, that the Commonwealth Corporation shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on such grant program including, but not limited to, the number of grants awarded, the amount of each grant, a description of the career ladder programs, changes in care-giving and workplace practices that have occurred and their impact on quality of care and worker retention and the certificates, degrees or professional status attained by each participating employee; provided further, that the administrative and program management costs for the implementation of the grant program shall not exceed 4 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item; and provided further, that each grant may include funding for technical assistance and evaluation.............................................................................................................................. $1,500,000

7003-0605.. For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership for the purpose of maintaining and promoting manufacturing as an integral part of the Massachusetts economy and for programs designed to assist small and mid-sized manufacturing companies; provided, that $75,000 shall be made available for the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County for a pilot program for precision machining training....................................................................................................................................... $975,000

7003-0701.. For grants and technical assistance administered by the department of workforce development, under section 2RR of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the cost of collecting the assessment established in section 14L of chapter 151A of the General Laws; provided, that the department of workforce development shall provide a report on the grants and technical assistance programs authorized in this item detailing the firms receiving grants, by number of employees, revenues, and industry, to the house and senate ways and means committee by January 15, 2008; provided further, that the report shall include specific measures of how grant recipients were able to increase job growth, retention rates, and productivity as a result of the grants; provided further, that the report shall include measures of whether training participants received promotions and increased incomes as a result of training; and provided further, that the director shall demonstrate that each dollar expended generates not less than $5 in private investment in job training............................................ $21,000,000

Workforce Training Fund............... 100.0%

The Governor has disapproved the following item:
7003-0702..For grants to be administered by the department of workforce development; provided, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended on the Massachusetts Service Alliance for the operation of the youth, senior service and conservation corps program; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for a high school science program in biotechnology by Commonwealth Corporation, in consultation with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, including teacher and guidance counselor training, biotechnology lab equipment, and biotechnology lab supplies evaluation and technical assistance; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended on the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Jackson-Appleton-Middlesex plan in the City of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for education, career development and employment service programs operated by the Urban League of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to provide employment, training and job placement by Year Up, Inc. of Boston; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Radius Specialty Hospital; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for a hospital skill training program operated by the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to fund need-based workforce development related to continuing education grants administered by the Access Program of Boston; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Career Development Institute in Springfield to provide job training, employability development and career counseling to the unemployed and underemployed; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Charles E. Shannon Jr. At-Risk Youth Project, operated by the Center for Teen Empowerment Inc., for the community of Somerville; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the New England Farm Workers Council; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to support the Technology Initiative of the Metro South/West Regional Employment Board for the development of the Technology Centers of Excellence serving the region’s youth and business, and said grant shall require a 200 per cent match from the private sector; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Center for Women & Enterprise; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the 495/Metrowest Corridor Partnership; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a health center skilled training program on the Lower and Outer Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Centro Latino de Chelsea to provide workforce training, educational services, and other transitional services in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the Boston Health Care and Research Training Institute; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended on the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation's microenterprise programs as a supplemental match to conduct an entrepreneurial training and technical assistance program for support of emerging high-growth microenterprises that are owned by or employ income-eligible residents; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Enterprise fund; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Women’s Career Mentoring Program operated by the Jewish Vocational Service’s Center for Careers and Lifelong Learning and Crittenton Women’s Union Woman to Woman Program; provided further, that not less than $215,000 shall be expended for rapid response labor specialists at the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for worker coordinators at the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be provided to Lazarus House for the continued operation of a job training program; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Latino After-School Initiative (LASI) Youth Development Project; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Empowerment Center in the City of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the International Institute to provide long-term case management and employment training for highly skilled legal immigrants; provided further, that not less than $139,500 shall be expended for Just-a-Start Corporation to provide training for entry level employment in the biotech and medical fields for 30 unemployed, underemployed or displaced workers, or persons receiving benefits from transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided further, that not less than $127,000 shall be expended for the employee involvement and ownership program; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the 1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund to provide a job training initiative for participating health care institution; provided further, that not less than $105,000 shall be expended for the operation of the E-Team Machinist Program of the North Shore; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the Lower Pioneer Valley Education Collaborative for the purpose of expanding their existing programs and services to better serve students with disabilities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) for the Pathways to Technology Initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Centro Las Americas to provide workforce training, educational services and other transitional services in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to create a post-secondary nursing degree and certification program at the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School in partnership with Quinsigamond Community College; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Springfield Technical Assistance Program to be operated by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation and programs of AWAKE (Alive with Awareness, Knowledge, and Empowerment) in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Workforce Investment Association of MA, Inc. for the purpose of providing technical assistance and assisting administrators, career center directors, and fiscal agents; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended for the Mature Workers Program of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the retraining of pile drivers for employment in the offshore gas pipeline industry; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Middlesex Community College to develop, plan and conduct a pilot program in preparation for establishing a new program in Entrepreneurship Education; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship for a program to teach business ownership skills to young people from low income communities; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to continue the economic development project operated by the Arlington Neighborhood Association in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to The Town of Reading for a feasibility study and preliminary design of a downtown parking garage as part of the town’s smart growth initiative to concentrate development in the downtown area; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to provide employment, training and job placement by the New Skills Academy in the City of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be made available to More Than Words in the city of Waltham for the purpose of expanding operations to an additional city to be determined in consultation with the commissioner; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a human service academy pilot program to be operated by People Inc. of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for both the Reunion Center in the city of Easthampton and the Easthampton Youth Entrepreneurship Project; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Merrimack Valley Community Service Corps; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Allston-Brighton Vocational Center (VAC) for the continued operation of a job training and placement center; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the International Institute of the Merrimack Valley; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for the Draper Complex Reuse Committee in Hopedale; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended by WE CAN of Cape Cod for workforce training and career mentoring for women in transition; provided further, that not less than $9,000 shall be expended for Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. to provide outreach and services to the Asian American community; provided further, that not less than $7,500 shall be expended for the Bonnie Brae Day Camp in Gardner; and provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for a youth employment program in Methuen $10,473,000

Workforce Training Fund................. 100%

7003-0803.. For the one-stop career centers; provided, that not less than $2,750,000 shall be expended for the one-stop career centers that were in existence on May 1, 1997, located in the Boston, Hampden county and the metro north service delivery areas and any satellite offices of said centers which opened on or before December 1, 1997; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for one-stop career centers that opened after January 1, 1999; provided further, that each career center shall inform unemployed or underemployed recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits who seek assistance from the center of the full range of education and training programs that are available to them, the availability of jobs in the professions for which the programs prepare participants and the average wage rates in the professions within the commonwealth; provided further, that this information shall encompass certified nurses’ aide training programs, job availability and wage rates; provided further, that the department of workforce development shall conduct an annual evaluation of the use of one-stop career centers including, but not limited to, the numbers of individuals and employers served in each region, the services provided by each one-stop career center, the number of persons served by and costs of operating the connecting unemployment insurance claimant initiative in one-stops and the costs of providing each person served the range of one-stop career services; provided further, that the department shall provide an analysis of the level of funds needed to adequately support the services at one-stop career centers; and provided further, that the director shall annually, by September 30, report to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the joint committee on labor and workforce development on the status of the evaluation required under this item and the allocation of said funds............................................................................................................................................................. $5,500,000

7003-1641.. For a grant for the Small Business Association of New England for the layoff aversion through management assistance program for consultant and technical assistance to manufacturing companies in Massachusetts to prevent business closure and employee displacement; provided, that the expenditure of the layoff aversion through management program as provided for in this item shall leverage at least $1 in matching funds for every $1 granted pursuant to this item; provided further, the president of the Small Business Association of New England shall file a quarterly report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, and the joint committee on labor and workforce development on the number of employees and manufacturing-based companies that have received financial assistance through this item, a detailed description of the services provided to manufacturing companies in the commonwealth through the layoff aversion through management program, and a detailed account of the expenditures of the layoff aversion program, including administrative costs .................................... $100,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

7002-0010.. For the operation of the office of the secretary of housing and economic development; provided, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative operations pursuant to interdepartmental service agreements............................................................................................................................................... $390,592

7002-0013.. For the operation of expedited permitting at the executive office of housing and economic development, related technical assistance grants to local municipalities and related payments to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency............................. $4,000,000

7002-0045.. For the operation of the office of the wireless and broadband affairs director................................................. $250,000

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0001.. For the commission on Indian affairs; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the development of a Native American Institute to be developed in conjunction with the commission on Indian affairs and tribal leaders in Massachusetts.............. $204,425

The Governor has reduced the following item and disapproved certain language.
7004-0099.. For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may make expenditures for the purposes of the department against federal grants for certain direct and indirect costs under a cost overhead allocation plan approved by the comptroller; provided further, that the comptroller shall maintain an account on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system for the purpose of making these expenditures; provided further, that expenditures made against the account shall not be subject to appropriation and may include the cost of personnel; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the department of housing and community development may conduct annual verifications of household income levels based upon state tax returns for the purposes of administering the state and federal housing subsidy programs funded in items 7004-9005, 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019, 7004-9020, 7004-9024, 7004-9030, 7004-9033 and 7004-9316; provided further, that as a condition of eligibility or continued occupancy by an applicant or a tenant, the department may require disclosure of the social security number of an applicant or tenant and members of the applicant’s or tenant’s household for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may deny or terminate participation in subsidy programs for failure by an applicant or a tenant to provide a social security number for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may also consult with the department of revenue, the department of transitional assistance or any other state or federal agency which it considers necessary to conduct this income verification; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, these state agencies shall consult and cooperate with the department and furnish any information in the possession of the agencies including, but not limited to, tax returns and applications for public assistance or financial aid; provided further, that for the purposes of conducting this income verification, the director of the department may enter into an interdepartmental service agreement with the commissioner of revenue to utilize the department of revenue’s wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of verifying the income and eligibility of participants in federally assisted housing programs and that of members of the participants’ households; provided further, that for the purposes of clarification only, notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 490 of the acts of 1980, the department may authorize neighborhood housing services corporations to retain, re-assign, and reloan funds received in repayment of loans made under the neighborhood housing services rehabilitation program; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., in Springfield to prevent foreclosures, to assist first-time home buyers, and to create jobs; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Technical Assistance Program to be operated by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Safe Neighborhood Initiative Pilot Program in the Grove Hall area of Roxbury and Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Marlborough Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Turning Point Day Resource Center for the Homeless in the town of Wareham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Indian Orchard Main Street Partnership; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Hungry Hill Development Corporation in the city of Springfield; provided further, that $61,200 shall be expended for the Worcester housing program; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation’s continued operation of a grant program to enhance housing quality standards; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the continued operation of computer technology centers at the Commonwealth Housing Development, the Jackson Mann Community Center and the Power Up Center at Brighton High School; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for ABCD North End elderly program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Neighbors in Need in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition; provided further, that $150,000 shall be provided to World is Our Classroom, Inc. serving the municipalities of Holyoke, Westfield, Chicopee, and Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended for the Boston Housing Authority for a program to provide certain tenant services for the West Broadway Task Force; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall be obligated for expenditure by the West Broadway Task Force for the purposes of tenant services provided by said Task Force; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall not be expended by the Boston Housing Authority for discretionary purposes; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Methuen-Arlington Neighborhood, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Worcester Housing Authority; provided further, that no less than $150,000 shall be expended for 2 computer centers and the work force program operated by the Cambridge housing authority; provided further, that not less than $105,000 shall be expended for Food for the World Pantry in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Housing Families, Inc in the city of Malden for providing educational support programming for homeless children through the Children and Family Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Kamp for Kids in Westfield; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Center for Sustainability to assist in its mission; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Lowell Wish Project ................................................................................................................. $10,293,166 $10,193,166

7004-2475.. For the homeownership opportunity affordable housing program; provided, that all sums appropriated shall be used to write down interest rates on soft second mortgage loans for low and moderate-income first-time home buyers................................................. $5,250,000

7004-3036.. For housing services and counseling; provided, that not less than $1,600,000 shall be expended as grants for the operation of 9 regional housing consumer education centers operated by the regional nonprofit housing authorities; provided further, that the grants shall be through a competitive application process under criteria created by the department; provided further, that the department shall submit annual reports to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on housing detailing all expenditures of said program including for each regional housing consumer education center the total number of persons who received information and referral services, the costs for such services rendered per consumer and the identification of consumer issues and trends; provided further, that said department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 1, 2008 on possible savings and efficiencies through consolidation of said services and counseling; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that $141,000 shall be expended for the Just A Start Corporation to administer a housing stabilization and conflict management services program to prevent homelessness; and provided further, that not less than $80,925 shall be expended for the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Inc. Donations Clearinghouse Program ........................ $1,821,925

7004-3045.. For a tenancy preservation program for neutral party consultation services in eviction cases before the housing court department of the Massachusetts trial court for individuals with disabilities and for families that contain individuals with disabilities in cases where the disability is directly related to the reason for eviction ................................................................................................................................................$500,000

7004-4314.. For the expenses of a service coordinators program established by the department to assist tenants residing in housing developed pursuant to sections 39 and 40 of chapter 121B of the General Laws to meet tenancy requirements in order to maintain and enhance the quality of life in that housing............................................................................................................................................. $490,401

7004-9005.. For subsidies to housing authorities and nonprofit organizations including funds for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals in housing for the elderly, handicapped, veterans and relocated persons under sections 32 and 40 of chapter 121B of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all housing authorities operating elderly public housing shall offer first preference for elderly public housing units which are vacant on the effective date of this act, and thereafter, to those persons 60 years of age or older as of June 30, 2007, receiving rental assistance from the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that the department may expend funds appropriated in this item for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals which may be anticipated in the operation of housing authorities for the first quarter of the subsequent fiscal year; provided further, that no monies shall be expended from this item for the purpose of reimbursing the debt service reserve included in the budgets of housing authorities; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that the amount appropriated in this item shall be considered to meet any and all obligations under said sections 32 and 40 of said chapter 121B; provided further, that any new reduced rental units developed in fiscal year 2008 eligible for subsidies under this item shall not cause any annualization that results in an amount exceeding the amount appropriated in this item; and provided further, that all funds in excess of normal utilities, operations and maintenance costs may be expended for capital repairs............................................................................................................................................... $60,113,590

7004-9024.. For a program of rental assistance for low-income families and elderly persons through mobile and project-based vouchers; provided, that rental assistance shall only be paid under a program to be known as the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that the income of the households shall not exceed 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that the department may award mobile vouchers to eligible households currently occupying project-based units that shall expire due to the nonrenewal of project-based rental assistance contracts; provided further, that the department, as a condition of continued eligibility for vouchers and voucher payments, may require disclosure of social security numbers by participants and members of participants’ households in the Massachusetts rental voucher program for use in verification of income with other agencies, departments and executive offices; provided further, that any household in which a participant or member of a participant’s household shall fail to provide a social security number for use in verifying the household’s income and eligibility shall no longer be eligible for a voucher or to receive benefits from the voucher program; provided further, that the vouchers shall be in varying dollar amounts and shall be set by the department based on considerations, including, but not limited to, family size, composition, income level and geographic location; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the monthly dollar amount of each voucher shall be the department-approved total monthly rent of the unit less the monthly amount paid for rent by the household; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the use of rent surveys shall not be required in determining the amounts of the mobile vouchers or the project-based units; provided further, that any household which is proven to have caused intentional damage to its rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 month’s rent during any 1-year lease period shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a mobile voucher whose use is or has been discontinued shall be re-assigned within 90 days; provided further, that the department shall pay agencies $32.50 per voucher per month for the costs of administering the program; provided further, that subsidies shall not be reduced for the cost of accommodating the cost of the inspections; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, each household holding a project-based voucher shall pay at least 30 per cent but not more than 40 per cent of its income as rent and each household holding a mobile voucher shall pay at least 30 per cent but not more than 40 per cent of its income as rent; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile vouchers and the project-based vouchers so that the appropriation in this item is not exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments which shall cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth in this item; provided further, that the households holding mobile vouchers shall have priority for occupancy of the project-based dwelling units in the event of a vacancy; provided further, that the department may impose certain obligations for each participant in the Massachusetts rental voucher program through a 12-month contract which shall be executed by the participant and the department; provided further, that such obligations may include, but shall not be limited to, job training, counseling, household budgeting and education, as defined in regulations promulgated by the department and to the extent these programs are available; provided further, that each participant shall be required to undertake and meet these contractually established obligations as a condition for continued eligibility in the program; provided further, that for continued eligibility, each participant shall execute this 12-month contract on or before September 1, 2007, if the participant’s annual eligibility recertification date occurs between June 30, 2007, and September 1, 2007, and otherwise on or before the annual eligibility recertification date; provided further, that any participant who is over the age of 60 years or who is disabled may be exempted from any obligations unsuitable under particular circumstances; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that the department may assist housing authorities, at their written request, in the immediate implementation of a homeless prevention program utilizing alternative housing resources available to them for low-income families and the elderly by designating participants in the Massachusetts rental voucher program as at risk of displacement by public action through no fault of their own; provided further, that participating local housing authorities may take all steps necessary to enable them to transfer mobile voucher program participants from the Massachusetts rental voucher program into another housing subsidy program; and provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall strive to avoid a reduction in the value of the Massachusetts rental voucher from its value as of June 30, 2007......................................................................................................................................................................................................... $29,958,638

7004-9030.. For the transitional rental assistance program established under section 16 of chapter 179 of the acts of 1995; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the transitional rental assistance shall be in the form of mobile vouchers; provided further, that the vouchers shall be in varying dollar amounts set by the department based on considerations including, but not limited to, household size, composition, household income and geographic location; provided further, that any household which is proven to have caused intentional damages to its rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 month’s rent during any 1 year shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that the department shall pay agencies that administer this program an allowance not to exceed $25 per voucher per month for the costs of administration; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be no maximum percentage applicable to the amount of income paid for rent by each household holding a mobile voucher, but each household shall be required to pay not less than 25 per cent of its net income, as defined in regulations promulgated by the department, for units if utilities are not provided by the unit owner, or not less than 30 per cent of its income for units if utilities are provided by the unit owner; provided further, that payments for the transitional rental assistance may be provided in advance; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile vouchers, so that the appropriation in this item is not exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments which will cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth in this item; provided further, that the amount of a rental assistance voucher payment for an eligible household shall not exceed the rent less the household’s minimum rent obligation; provided further, that the word “rent”, as used in this item, shall mean payments to the landlord or owner of a dwelling unit under a lease or other agreement for a tenant’s occupancy of the dwelling unit, but shall not include payments made by the tenant separately for the cost of heat, cooking fuel, and electricity; provided further, that the department shall submit an annual report to the budget director, the secretary of administration and finance, and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing expenditures, the number of outstanding rental vouchers, and the number and types of units leased; provided further, that consistent with chapter 179 of the acts of 1995 the amount appropriated in this item shall not annualize to more than $3,500,000 in fiscal year 2009; and provided further, that the program shall provide funding for not more than 800 mobile vouchers.......................................................................................................................................................... $3,500,000

7004-9033.. For rental subsidies to eligible clients of the department of mental health; provided, that the department shall establish the amounts of such subsidies so that payment thereof and of any other commitments from this item shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein ...........................$3,500,000

7004-9201.. For interest subsidies for the private development of affordable housing; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no new commitments shall be entered into during fiscal year 2008 for said fiscal year or any subsequent fiscal years; and provided further, that funds may be allocated by said agency to its existing interest subsidy contracts in a manner as it may determine necessary to maximize the preservation of existing affordable housing units throughout the commonwealth...................................................................................................................... $4,500,000

7004-9315.. For the low-income housing tax credit program; provided, that the department may expend not more than $2,334,014 from revenue collected from fees collected under Executive Order No. 291, pertaining to low-income housing tax credits, for the costs of administering and monitoring the programs, including the costs of personnel, subject to the approval of the director of the department; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and 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 as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation continued.............................................................................................. $2,334,014

7004-9316.. For a program to provide assistance for homeless families moving into subsidized or private housing and families at risk of becoming homeless due to a significant reduction of income or increase in expenses; provided, that the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $3,000 per family; provided further, that funds may be used for security deposits, first and last month’s rent, electric, gas, sewer and water utility payments for utility arrearages incurred on or after December 1, 2006; provided further, that assistance shall be administered by the department through contracts with the regional non-profit housing agencies; provided further, that no assistance shall be provided to any family with an income in excess of 50 per cent of the area median income; provided further, that prior to authorizing a residential assistance payment for a family, the non-profit housing agency shall make a finding that the family experienced a significant reduction of income or increase in expenses and has secured new income or a change in circumstances and that the payment, will enable the family to retain its current housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid homelessness; provided further, that in making these findings the agency shall, unless the facts of the case warrant otherwise, apply a presumption that the payment will enable a family to retain its housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid homelessness if the family is paying less than or equal to 50 per cent of its income for that housing; provided further, that a family who is paying more than 50 per cent of its income for its housing shall be provided a fair opportunity to establish that a residential assistance payment will enable it to retain its housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid homelessness; provided further, that residential assistance payments may be made through direct vendor payments according to standards to be established by the department; provided further, that the agencies shall establish a system for referring families approved for residential assistance payments who the agencies determine would benefit from these services to existing community-based programs that provide additional housing stabilization supports, including assistance in obtaining housing subsidies and locating alternative housing that is safe and affordable for those families; provided further, that the program shall be administered under guidelines established by the department; and provided further, that the department shall provide a status report to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 1, 2008, that includes, but is not limited to, all program expenditures, the number of recipients of the funds, the housing status of the recipients before and after receiving assistance, the purposes for which each family used the assistance, the administrative costs and other related costs of the program, including whether such recipient resided or continues to reside in state or federal public housing, and any other information necessary to determine the effectiveness of the program....................................................................................................................... $5,000,000

7004-9317.. For the Individual Development Account (IDA) program; provided, that households residing in state-subsidized housing, as defined by the department, shall receive preference for enrollment in the program; provided further, that funds may be awarded to community–based organizations to establish or support local IDA programs; provided further, that funds may be used for administrative costs to operate an IDA program for financial literacy and asset-specific training and as a match for program participant savings for qualified acquisition costs with respect to a qualified principal residence for a qualified first-time homebuyer, as defined by the department; provided further, that the department may determine other qualified match uses consistent with the guidelines established in federal IDA guidelines pursuant to 42 USC 604; and provided further, that funds may be used to secure federal asset building programs funds.................................................................................................................................................................................. $600,000

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

7006-0000.. For the office of the director of consumer affairs and business regulation, including expenses of an administrative services Unit........... $1,723,057

Division of Banks.

7006-0010.. For the operation of the division of banks; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be assessed upon financial institutions which the division currently regulates pursuant to powers granted to the division by the general or special laws or by regulations; and provided further, that this assessment shall be in addition to any assessments that the division currently assesses upon financial institutions and shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $12,240,355 in additional revenue that shall pay for this item................ $12,240,355

Division of Insurance.

7006-0020.. For the operation of the division of insurance, including the expenses of the board of appeal on motor vehicle liability policies and bonds and certain other costs of supervising motor vehicle liability insurance and the expenses of the fraudulent claims board; provided, that the positions of counsel I and counsel II shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that contracts or orders for the purchase of statement blanks for the making of annual reports to the commissioner of insurance shall not be subject to the restrictions prescribed by section 1 of chapter 5 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall maintain a phone system in its western Massachusetts office that shall immediately transfer calls made to that office to the consumer assistance office in the city of Boston during any business hours when the western Massachusetts office is closed; provided further, that the division shall have an employee or other person answering all initial incoming telephone calls, excluding all direct in-dial calls, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; provided further, that the division shall designate an employee to handle all incoming calls relative to chapter 218 of the acts of 1995 or regulations promulgated under section 51 of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be assessed upon the institutions which the division currently regulates except for licensed business entity producers under powers granted to the division by general or special law or regulation; and provided further, that such assessment shall be in addition to any assessments that the division currently assesses upon such institutions and shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $10,960,219 in additional revenue that will pay for this item........................................................................................................................................................ $10,960,219

7006-0029.. For the operation of the health care access bureau of the division of insurance; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be assessed upon the institutions which the division currently regulates except for licensed business entity producers under powers granted to the division by general or special law or regulation; and provided further, that such assessment shall be in addition to any assessments that the division currently assesses upon such institutions and shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $600,000 in additional revenue that will pay for this item................................................................................................................................... $600,000

Division of Professional Licensure.

7006-0040.. For the operation and administration of the division of professional licensure; provided, that of the funds appropriated in this item, sufficient monies shall be expended for the reduction of case backlog at the boards of registration; provided further, that the division shall at all times employ not less than 2 hearing officers to facilitate the processing of cases pending before the various boards; provided further, that the position of investigator of radio and television technicians shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the division shall maintain and staff an office in the city of Springfield.................................................................................................................................... $4,145,986

Division of Standards.

7006-0060.. For the operation of the division of standards........................................................................................................... $747,080

7006-0066.. For the support of the division of standard’s municipal inspection efforts; provided, that up to 15 per cent of the amount appropriated herein may be expended for administrative costs of the division ................................................................................................$300,000

7006-0067.. For the division of standards; provided, that the division may expend for enforcement of weights and measures laws an amount not to exceed $458,900 from revenues received from item pricing violations collected through municipal inspection efforts, and from weights and measures fees and fines collected from cities and towns................................................................................................................................................................ $458,900

7006-0068.. For the division of standards; provided, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $360,000 from revenue received from license fees assessed to owners of motor vehicle repair shops......................................................................................................... $360,000

Department of Telecommunications and Cable.

7006-0071.. For the operation of the department of telecommunications and cable; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of section 7 of chapter 25C of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2008 pursuant to said section 7 of said chapter 25C shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $2,446,137.................................................................................................................. $2,446,137

State Racing Commission.

7006-0110.. For the operation of the state racing commission....................................................................................................... $2,101,365

Department of Business and Technology.

7007-0100.. For the office of the director of business and technology ................................................................................................$386,871

7007-0200.. For the operation and support of the Massachusetts Opportunity Relocation and Expansion Jobs Capital Program, established in chapter 123 of the acts of 2006.................................................................................................................................................................................. $100,000

7007-0215.. For the operation of the Massachusetts business to business program; provided, that a report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, and shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the number of businesses that have used the program in fiscal year 2008, including both businesses located in the commonwealth and those that were attracted to Massachusetts by the program; (2) the number of jobs the commonwealth has retained as a result of the funding in this item; and (3) the amount of private investment that has occurred as a result of the funding in this item................................................................................................................................. $250,000

7007-0300.. For the operation of the Massachusetts office of business development and for marketing and promoting the commonwealth in order to attract and retain targeted businesses and industries; provided, that the office shall maintain business development assistance services at an office to be located at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for the purposes of responding to inquiries and providing assistance to businesses seeking to expand or relocate to southeastern Massachusetts....................................................................................................................................................... $3,540,696

7007-0334.. For the operation of the office of small business and entrepreneurship and for grants to community development corporations, community development financial institutions or non-profit community-based organizations for the purpose of providing technical assistance or training programs to businesses with 20 employees or fewer ................................................................................................$750,000

7007-0500.. For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Institute for the purpose of promoting the commercialization of new, academic-based research and development, and raising the scientific awareness of the communities of the commonwealth; and provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to the City of Lynn to promote a Biotechnology incubator space within the city’s Smart Growth District ................................................................................................................................................................................................ $760,000

7007-0515.. For economic development grants to be administered by the department of business and technology; provided, that $200,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Massachusetts Fisheries Recovery Commission; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development for the purpose of enhancing economic development related services, including but not limited to implementation of a statewide online site finder to assist business growth; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant to the south shore tri-town development corporation established pursuant to chapter 301 of the acts of 1998; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on the Cape Cod Regional Incubator Project to be operated by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce .............................................. $1,100,000

7007-0800.. For a grant for the state match for a small business development center; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item until such time as the United States Small Business Administration has made a payment or has executed a contract to pay the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the operation of the center; provided further, that the funds expended from this item shall not exceed 25 per cent of the gross operating cost of said center; provided further, that not more than $300,000 of the amount appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of operating federal procurement technical assistance services within said center; provided further, that the services shall include, but not be limited to, assisting businesses in securing federal contracts, obtaining contract financing, generating responses to requests-for-proposals, interpreting bid documents, providing educational workshops and seminars and for the electronic identification and tracking of federal bid opportunities; provided further, that the expenditure of said $300,000 shall be subject to the receipt of matching funds from federal or private sources, including the United States Department of Defense; and provided further, that quarterly expenditure reports shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means.................................................. $1,204,286

The Governor has reduced the followng item and struck out certain language.
7007-0900.. For the operation and administration of the office of travel and tourism; provided, that performance-based standards shall be incorporated in all contracts executed by said office for the procurement of tourism marketing and advertising services; provided further, that the organizations shall be required, as a condition of receiving a grant, to submit a total operating budget which identifies each source and use of operating and capital funds; provided further, that not less than $1,250,000 of the amount appropriated herein shall be expended for the operation and administration of the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission, provided, however, that the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate and attract major sports events and championships to the commonwealth and provided further, that the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission shall establish a division within the Commission which shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate motion picture production and development within the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available through a grant application process established by the office of travel and tourism to offset deficits that may occur during fiscal year 2008 for the highway information centers operating year round on state highways and federally-assisted highways and the visitor information centers on Boston Common and at the Prudential Center, both in the city of Boston, and the Adams Visitor Center in the town of Adams; provided further, that the grants shall not replace or supplant funding otherwise available to said centers from local chambers of commerce, regional tourist councils and other public or private funding sources; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for a promotional program by the Office of Travel and Tourism to enhance the international tourism market share of the Commonwealth, said program to include but not be limited to the countries of Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Spain; provided further; that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Museum of Afro-American History located in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended on the open wide health pilot program in Hampden county; provided further, that $375,000 shall be expended for the promotion of the performing arts in the town of Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the Free Shakespeare Company, a program of The Citi Performing Arts Center, for production support of performances offered free to the public and for the purpose of preparing a pilot program to expand performances to Springfield and other cities; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Sturbridge Heritage and Preservation Partnership; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a law enforcement technology fund in the Town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Medway Public Library; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the SouthCoast Development Partnership for the purposes of regional tourism and economic development; provided further, that not less than $250,000, subject to a 100 per cent matching fund, shall be available for the Berkshire Economic Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for City Stage in Springfield; provided further, that $200,000 be expended for costs associated with the Tewksbury Center expansion project on Chandler Street in the town of Tewksbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Regional Technology Development Corporation of Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Spirit of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a grant for From the Top, Inc; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be appropriated to the Spanish American Union Incorporated in the city of Springfield provided further, that not less than $75,000 of said funds shall be dedicated to the Puerto Rican Cuatro Project, a cultural development project under said Spanish American Union Incorporated; provided further, that not less than $200,000 be expended for the Massachusetts Lodging Association for the continuation of the publication Massachusetts Great Escapes that markets Massachusetts as a tourism destination throughout the northeast region of the country; provided further, that $200,000 be expended for senior mental health and wellness programs in the town of Tewksbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to The Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington; provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended for the International Trade Assistance Center in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) for the central business district area of the City of Springfield; provided further that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the Lake Street Recreation project in the Town of Shrewsbury; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended for the Bourne Financial Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for the purpose of promoting and hosting the NCAA Men’s Division II Basketball Championship in the City of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the historic Chevalier auditorium in Medford; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a child safety grant in the Town of Hamilton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a child safety program in the city of Revere; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities to support the rehabilitation of cultural and heritage facilities across the Commonwealth and the fostering of economic opportunity through arts, culture and tourism in the Commonwealth through public education; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for an environmental program in the Wachusett Regional School District; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended by the western Massachusetts Economic Development Council for development, marketing, and advertising purposes; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the purpose of hyporheic and sub-hyporheic zone modification in the town of Westport; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the New England Puerto Rican Association; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a economic development grant in the Town of Braintree; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Berkshire Museum, in the City of Pittsfield; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Essex National Heritage Commission Cooperative Agreement; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce for the Mayflower 50th Committee; provided further, that not less than $100,000 in appropriated funds shall be made available to the Fisher Street Bridge in the town of North Attleboro; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of Discover Quincy; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be granted to the Harvard Square Business Association for outdoor Elizabethan theater that will promote tourism in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for a public safety program in the town of Dudley; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to the city of Worcester to implement a comprehensive marketing initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Economic Development Council; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Chinatown Tourism and Trust in the City of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts (RCAM) in Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Kwong Kong Chinese School in Boston; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the North End Visitor Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Pilgrim Hall Museum; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Battleship Cove in the city of Fall River to assist the commonwealth’s official World War II and 9/11 memorials’ educational and tourism endeavors; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for th+e Buzzards Bay Village Association, to implement the Greenbelt Pathway Project, and to advance to the second phase of a master plan for the Bridge Park along Main Street in Buzzards Bay; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be appropriated for the Waltham Tourism Council; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Grandview Farm in Burlington; provided further, that $100,000 for small business program in Everett; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Old Provincial State House; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Maritime Museum located in Hyannis; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended as a grant for the Pioneer Valley Visitors and Tourist Information Center; provided further, that not less than $78,700 shall be expended for the Arsenal Center for the Arts; provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for the installation of street lights in the Forest Park area of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for patrols in Wompatuck state park in the town of Hingham; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Bing Theatre; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Multicultural Alzheimer’s Services Project of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Heritage Museums for their Winter Spectacle; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Boston City Lights; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Samuel Harrison House in the city of Pittsfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Captain Gerald F. DeConto program in the town of Sandwich; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Girls, Inc. in the city of Lynn for improvements to their program as approved by the Board of Directors of said organization; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Assabet River Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; provided further that not less than $70,000 be expended for improvements to the Jordan Pond area and the creation of a walking trail around Jordan Pond in the Town of Shrewsbury; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the Creative Economy Association of the North Shore; provided further, that not less then $60,000 shall be expended for the Boston Irish Tourism Association marketing initiatives and for an analysis of the marketability of the Massachusetts Irish Community; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for Marlborough 2010; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Plimoth Plantation, Inc. to establish the Cultural Coast Program to promote the southeast region of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended by the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse to assist in their operation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for the restoration and repairs of the Historical Asa Waters Mansion in the Town of Millbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Caribbean Carnival Association; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for activities to promote tourism and cultural events in and around the historic downtown in the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the START Partnership in Framingham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round at Heritage State Park; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be shall be expended for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce for the expansion of the Haverhill Means Business program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Art Museum for tourism production; provided further, that not less that $50,000 shall be expended for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Johnny Appleseed Visitors’ Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Attleboro Museum; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Urban Art Institute and the Massachusetts College of Art for the Peter’s Park Art Wall program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Enterprise Center at Salem State College for the purposes of furthering the creative economy and economic development on the North Shore; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for infrastructure repairs for TheatreZone Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the historic Jenney Grist Mill in the town of Plymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cultural Office of Lowell to promote the downtown Lowell arts district in conjunction with the Revolving Museum; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Hull Lifesaving Museum for the purpose of planning the Massachusetts Maritime Trail; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to RAW Arts, Inc. in the city of Lynn to facilitate youth expansion programs approved by the Board of Directors of said organization; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Framingham Downtown Renaissance economic, tourism and cultural development programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a public safety grant in Hanover, Norwell, and Rockland; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to continue and expand the triage counseling services in the Needham public schools; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the programs of the Riverside Theatre Works, an organization located in the Hyde Park section of the City of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Mansfield Music and Arts Society; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended on the Springfield Symphony Orchestra; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the historic Academy Building in Attleboro; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation and administration of the Commonwealth Cup, a series within the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended by the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission for support of film festivals on the Cape and Islands; provided further, that not less than $50,000, shall be made available to the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a youth sports grant to Reading memorial high school in the town of Reading; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the economic development project at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Museum in the city of Lynn; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for youth sports program in Reading; provided further, that not less than $46,500 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for a crime prevention program in the town of North Attleboro; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Newburyport Economic Development Department’s Jump Start Program; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended from this item for the operation and the promotion of the Ipswich Shuttle Bus service; provided further, that not less than $40,000 funds shall be expended for a school safety grant in the town of North Attleboro; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for a public safety grant in the town of Berlin; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for engineering studies and plans at the landfill in the town of Seekonk; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the Heritage Landscape Inventory Program in partnership with the Towns of Spencer, North Brookfield, East Brookfield, Brookfield, West Brookfield and Warren; provided further, that not less than $30,000 be expended for the implementation of the Fitchburg Regional Crime Recording Project; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Northampton Chamber of Commerce to support the marketing and planning of cultural tourism and related hospitality industry events in the city of Northampton; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the landmark Ohabei Shalom Chapel Building in East Boston; provided further, that not less than $30,000 be expended for the Korean War Memorial in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Winnekenni Castle Foundation; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the River House in Beverly; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Cape Cod Junior Technology Council; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Sandwich Glass Museum to promote the education of the glass blowing industry in Massachusetts history; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the Stevens-Bennett Home in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Edson Westlawn cemetery; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Freedom’s Way Heritage Commission; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the John Greenleaf Whittier birthplace; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Pembroke Grange; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be provided to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers for the production of a Cranberry Harvest Map; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission for the Quaboag Canoe Trail; provided further, that $10,000 shall be expended to the Templeton Historical Society in the town of Templeton; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce for an informational kiosk; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended from this item for a public-private match for the Joshua Eaton clock tower in Reading; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Centerville Veteran’s Association in the Town of Barnstable as a one-time matching grant to erect a statue honoring Veteran’s of Foreign Wars in the village of Centerville; provided further, that not less than $9,000 shall be expended for operating expenses for the Route 195 Visitor Information Center in Wareham; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be made available to the Town of Dalton for the historic Hoose House; and provided further, that not less than $8,000 shall be expended for the Friends of the Quabbin, Inc.......................................... $28,231,965 $25,371,965

Tourism Fund.......................... 100.0%

7007-0951.. For the operation of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation pursuant to chapter 92B of the General Laws; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the purposes of promoting private fundraising, achieving self-sufficiency and serving as a catalyst for urban economic development and job opportunities for local residents; provided further, that the corporation shall take all steps necessary to increase the amount of private funding available for the operation of the zoos; provided further, that funding in this line item may not be transferred through interdepartmental service agreements; provided further, that the corporation shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008 on the status of, and amounts collected from, the private fundraising and enhanced revenue efforts identified in the draft Massachusetts Zoos Business and Operations Plan, dated December, 1996; and provided further, that the corporation shall continue to provide free services and supplies including, but not limited to, routine animal check-ups, diagnosis and care, emergency veterinary needs, medications and medical supplies, vitamins and diet supplements and Zoo Prem feline diet, to the Trailside Museum and the Chickatawbut Hill Center in the town of Milton; provided further, that $750,000 be expended on a matching program to encourage private and corporate donations to support the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Zoo in Forest Park; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society to establish educational programs, exhibits, and other enhancements..................................................................................... $6,900,000

The Governor has reduced the following item by $537,500
7007-1000.. For assistance to local tourist councils under section 14 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, each of the councils may expend an amount not to exceed 20 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item for the cost of administrative services... $9,000,000 $8,462,500

Tourism Fund.......................... 100.0%

The Governor has disapproved the following item:
7007-1200.. For a program to create and maintain a more favorable and responsive environment for the attraction and retention of technology-intensive clusters for the commonwealth; provided, that such clusters may be characterized by technological or market focus, geographic proximity or other shared interests; provided further, that such cluster-support activities shall be deemed to be the exercise of an essential governmental function intended to: (1) foster increased collaboration among cluster organizations; (2) facilitate improved communications between the commonwealth and cluster organizations; (3) identify and respond to challenges and opportunities related to cluster organizations; (4) enhance the competitive position of cluster firms; (5) reduce the costs of doing business in the commonwealth through purchasing cooperatives; and (6) generally improve the perception of the value and benefits of doing business in the commonwealth; provided further, that amounts appropriated in this item shall be expended to the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation to be held, applied and administered through its Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; provided further, that said corporation shall establish an independent advisory panel to advise said corporation relative to the most effective application of funds appropriated in this item; provided further, that the executive director shall file a report with the house and senate committees on science and technology and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the activities undertaken with the funds appropriated herein not later than January 15, 2008...... $250,000

7007-1300.. For the operation of the Massachusetts International Trade Council, for the purpose of enhancing global market penetration for product exports, service exports and technology transfer by Massachusetts businesses and institutions, and for the promotion of Massachusetts as a location for foreign direct investment; provided, that not more than $100,000 shall be used for trade show programs enhancing regional small and medium enterprise participation at foreign trade shows in concert with regional economic development agencies; provided further, that not more than $60,000 shall be applied as a 25% match to the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Fund for the operation of a technology commercialization center in Massachusetts; provided further, not more than $100,000 shall be used for the establishment of two additional foreign trade representative agency offices; provided further, not more than $120,000 shall be spent toward the establishment of a Foreign Direct Investment Foundation to coordinate the resources of public and private institutions in promoting Massachusetts as a location for foreign direct investment; provided further, that not more than $180,000 shall be used to plan and implement two Massachusetts foreign trade missions to be coordinated with Massachusetts based industry councils or associations; provided further, that not more than $50,000 shall be spent for a trade mission coordinator and industry council liaison; provided further, that not more than $30,000 will be transferred to the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts to study the feasibility of establishing a Center for International Trade at the University in conjunction with United States Department of Education programs; provided further, that not more than $25,000 shall be used for the implementation of bilateral technology transfer programs with foreign regional economic development entities; and provided further, that not more than $120,000 to be transferred to the Massachusetts Export Center to develop and implement a regionally based support program to assist high potential export industry clusters .......$1,460,000

Tourism Fund.......................... 100.0%

7007-1500.. For the operation and administration of the office of minority and women business assistance; provided, that the office shall administer an electronic business certification application which shall be accessible to business applicants through use of the internet; provided further, that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by electronic application; provided further, that the office shall, using all existing available resources, provide certification services within each of the 1-stop regional assistance centers of the Massachusetts office of business development; and provided further, that the office shall develop and implement measures and procedures to continue to improve the efficiency and the timeliness of the certification process................................................................................................................................................................ $1,111,178

Department of Education.

7010-0005.. For the operation of the department of education; provided, that the department, in collaboration with the commission on gay and lesbian youth established by section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws, shall allocate not less than $200,000 for programming to ensure public schools’ compliance with the board of education’s recommendations for the support and safety of gay and lesbian students and the implementation of related suicide-prevention and violence-prevention efforts; and provided further, that not later than November 15, 2007, the department shall submit a progress report to the secretary of administration and finance, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education on efforts by the department to further define and advance the strategic vision of the department, along with a detailed implementation plan for realizing that vision......................................................................................................................................................... $13,612,790

7010-0012.. For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts for payments of certain costs and related expenses for the program to eliminate racial imbalance established under section 12A of chapter 76 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall be made available for payment for services rendered by METCO, Inc. and Springfield public schools ...................................................... $20,615,313

7010-0216.. For the teacher, principal, and superintendent retention programs established in sections 19B, 19C, and 19E of chapter 15A of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs; provided further that $250,000 be expended to the Eagle Hill School Teacher Induction Training Program for the purposes of operating a teacher induction training pilot program for the cities of Boston, Fitchburg, Framingham, Springfield and Worcester ........................................................................................................................................................ $845,881

7010-1022.. For the development and implementation of certificates of occupational proficiency ........................................... $1,300,000

7027-0016 . For matching grants for various school-to-work programs; provided, that the board of education shall establish guidelines for such programs in consultation with the department of workforce development; provided further, that any funds distributed from this item to cities, towns or regional school districts shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city, town, or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary; provided further, that each grant awarded herein shall be matched by the recipient from local, federal, or private funds; provided further, that the board of education may determine the percentage match required on an individual grant basis; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $734,400 for the state’s matching grant for the CS-squared program at the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $942,191 to Jobs for Bay State Graduates, Inc., for the purpose of school-to-work activities; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $42,975 to the Blue Hills regional vocation school for the School to Careers Partnership to fund a teacher externship program and a student internship program; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for Amer-I-Can Program, Inc through the Black Men of Greater Springfield, Inc.; provided further, that of this $250,000, funds may be expended for the administration of this program in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be allocated to the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities in Northampton for an adult education Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Diploma Plus Program at Cape Cod Community College; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be provided for the Diploma Plus drop out prevention program in partnership with Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Department of Education; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Junior Achievement of Central Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Junior Achievement of Eastern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the pilot program in the town of Southbridge for preventing violence and hate crimes in Kindergarten through 8; provided further, that the pilot program shall also offer parent training and education in violence prevention and racial tolerance; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for MY TURN, INC. for the purpose of school to work activities, connecting to college activities and youth workforce development activities ...................................................................... $2,804,566

7027-0019.. For school-to-career connecting activities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of education, in cooperation with the department of workforce development and the state workforce investment board, may establish and support a public-private partnership to link high school students with economic and learning opportunities on the job as part of the school-to-work transition program; provided further, that such program may include the award of matching grants to workforce investment boards or other local public-private partnerships involving local community job commitments and work site learning opportunities for students; provided further, that the grants shall require at least a 200 per cent match in wages for the students from private sector participants; provided further, that the program shall include, but not be limited to, a provision that business leaders commit resources to pay salaries, to provide mentoring and instruction on the job and to work closely with teachers; and provided further, that public funds shall assume the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job ................................................... $4,129,687

7027-1004.. For English language acquisition professional development to improve the academic performance of English language learners and effectively implement sheltered English immersion as outlined in chapter 386 of the acts of 2002; provided, that the department shall only approve professional development courses and offerings with proven, replicable results in improving teacher performance, and which shall have demonstrated the use of best practices, as determined by the department, including data comparing pre-training and post-training knowledge; provided further, that the department shall, not later than February 15, 2008, provide a report on the number of educators who have received such training since passage of chapter 386 of the acts of 2002, the estimated number who need such additional training, and a review and analysis of the most effective types of professional development and the most common gaps in the knowledge base of educators implementing English immersion and teaching English language acquisition, along with legislative or regulatory recommendations of the department; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs.......................................................... $470,987

7028-0031.. For the expenses of school age children in institutional schools under section 12 of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that the department may provide special education services to eligible inmates in county houses of correction; provided further, that the department of youth services shall continue to collaborate with the department of education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings; and provided further, that the department of education, in conjunction with, the commissioner of youth services shall submit a report on progress made to the house and senate committees on ways and means by December 1, 2007 ................................................................................................$7,645,700

7030-1002.. For kindergarten development grants to provide ongoing grant awards to continue quality enhancement of existing full-day kindergarten classrooms and to encourage the transition of half day classrooms into full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided, that the office of school readiness shall administer a grant program to encourage the voluntary expansion of high quality, full-day kindergarten education throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that grants of not more than $18,000 per classroom shall be made available to public schools for the enhancement of existing full-day kindergarten classrooms and for the transition of existing half-day kindergarten classrooms into full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided further, that said grants shall be awarded pursuant to guidelines established by the department relative to the application and award process which shall include eligibility criteria, allowable grant expenditures and grant recipient obligations; provided further, that guidelines for transition grants shall require applicants for such grants to identify obstacles that impede the transition to full-day kindergarten; provided further, that the guidelines shall require grant recipients to identify the anticipated date by which the implementation of quality enhancement or transition projects shall commence; provided further, that the guidelines shall detail the range of permissible grant expenditures which shall include, but not be limited to, the expenditure of funds for facility improvements or other expenses necessary to provide adequate space for the transition from half-day kindergarten classrooms into full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided further, that grants funded through this appropriation shall not annualize to more than $18,000 per classroom in subsequent fiscal years; provided further, that preference shall be given to grant applicants with high percentages of students scoring in levels 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exam, as determined by the department based on available data; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that such program shall supplement and shall not supplant currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that not less than $6,000,000 shall be expended on grants to expand half-day classrooms to new full-day classrooms; provided further, that not later than January 15, 2008, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the total number of grants requested and awarded; provided further, that the report shall detail common factors associated with both successful and unsuccessful applications and shall include the total number of full-day and half-day kindergarten classrooms projected to be in operation in public schools in fiscal year 2009; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item for transition grant awards may be expended through August 31, 2008, for the purposes of transition projects scheduled for the school year beginning in September 2008; provided further, that all kindergarten programs previously funded through community partnership councils at the department for early education and care shall receive grants from this item in amounts not less than they received in fiscal year 2007; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs........ $33,802,216

7030-1003.. For the John Silber early literacy program to promote research based school-wide literacy education and to promote literacy among children in grades K through 3; provided, that the office of reading and language arts shall administer said early literacy grant programs to improve the quality and effectiveness of literacy education to the greatest extent possible; provided further, that these early literacy education programs shall be based on a scientifically-based reading research program consistent with the federal Reading First Initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the TU-LEAP Program; provided further, that $435,000 shall be expended for JFY.net, a Jobs for Youth initiative for high technology, literacy and job skill instruction to youth and adults through advanced software and existing infrastructure capacity in schools and community agencies; provided further, that such program shall supplement currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district, without further appropriation, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs ....................................... $3,540,000

7030-1005.. For Reading Recovery, an early intervention individual tutorial literacy program designed as a pre-special education referral and short-term intervention for children who are at risk of failing to read in the first grade; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for matching grants to school districts to support the funding of Reading Recovery teachers salaries in one-to-one early intervention tutorial literacy programs; and provided further, that said program shall provide ongoing documentation and evaluation of results........................................................ $2,900,000

7035-0002.. For contracts and grants to provide and strengthen adult basic education services, including reading, writing and mathematics, to a diverse network of organizations which have demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in the provision of such services, and that are selected competitively by the department of education; provided, that such grants shall support the successful transition of students from other adult basic education programs to community college certificate and degree-granting programs; provided further, that such grants shall be contingent upon satisfactory levels of performance as defined and determined by the department; provided further, that in no case shall grants be considered an entitlement to a grant recipient; provided further, that the department shall consult with the community colleges and other service providers in establishing and implementing content, performance and professional standards for adult basic education programs and services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for an English as a Second Language Adult Evening School Program in Everett; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs.......................... $30,101,348

7035-0006.. For reimbursements to regional school districts for the transportation of pupils; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth’s obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item............................. $58,300,000

7035-0007.. For reimbursements to cities, towns, regional vocational or county agricultural school districts, independent vocational schools, or collaboratives for certain expenditures for transportation of nonresident pupils to any approved vocational-technical program of any regional or county agricultural school district, city, town, independent school or collaborative pursuant to section 8A of chapter 74 of the General Laws; provided, that should the amount appropriated herein be insufficient to fully fund said section 8A, initial reimbursements made by the department of education may be pro-rated by the department to all eligible cities, towns, regional vocational or county agricultural school districts, independent vocational schools, or collaboratives; and provided further, that upon a determination by the department that the funds appropriated in this item are insufficient to meet the commonwealth’s full obligation under said section 8A, the department shall, within 10 days, notify the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, and the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees of the amount needed to fully fund said obligation $1,950,000

7051-0015.. For operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program................................ $1,247,000

7052-0006.. For grants and reimbursements to cities, towns, regional school districts and counties previously approved by the department of education under chapter 645 of the acts of 1948 and chapter 70B of the General Laws for payments associated with admission to a regional school district.................................................................................................................................................. $19,076

7053-1909.. For reimbursements to cities and towns for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children, including partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children as authorized by chapter 538 of the acts of 1951, and for supplementing funds allocated for the special milk program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, payments so authorized in the aggregate for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children shall not exceed the required state revenue match contained in Public Law 79-396, as amended, cited as the National School Lunch Act and in the regulations implementing the act....................................................................... $5,426,986

7053-1925.. For the school breakfast program for public and nonpublic schools and for grants to improve summer food programs during the summer school vacation period; provided, that of the sum appropriated in this item, not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the summer food service outreach program and not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the school breakfast outreach program, including reimbursement of municipal expenses; provided further, that within the summer food program, priority shall be given to extending such programs for the full summer vacation period and promoting increased participation in such programs; provided further, that the department of education shall solicit proposals from returning sponsors and school food authorities in time for implementation of such grant program during the summer of 2008; provided further, that such grants shall only be awarded to sponsors who can demonstrate their intent to offer full summer programs or increase participation; provided further, that the department shall require sufficient reporting from each grantee to measure the success of such grant program; provided further, that the department shall select grantees for the program authorized by this item not later than March 30, 2008; provided further, that not less than $2,011,060 shall be expended for the universal school breakfast program whereby all children in schools receiving funds under the program shall be provided free, nutritious breakfasts at no cost to them; provided further, that subject to regulations of the board that specify time and learning standards, breakfasts shall be served during regular school hours; provided further, that participation shall be limited to those elementary schools mandated to serve breakfast under section 1C of chapter 69 of the General Laws where 60 per cent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federally-funded school meals program; provided further, that the department shall select school sites for programs authorized by this item not later than November 15, 2007, and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 9, 2008; provided further, that nothing in the universal school breakfast program shall give rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or enforceable entitlement to services; and provided further, that the department shall select grantees for the program authorized by this item not later than March 30, 2008, prior appropriation continued.......................................................................................................... $4,277,635

7061-0008.. For school aid to cities, towns, regional school districts, counties maintaining agricultural schools, independent vocational schools and independent agricultural and technical schools to be distributed under chapters 70 and 76 of the General Laws and section 3; provided, that $200,000 of the funds allocated from this item to the city of Lawrence by said section 3 shall be transferred to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell for its college preparation program; provided further, that each school district shall report annually to the department of education on its professional development expenditures, in a manner and form prescribed by the commissioner and consistent with the accountability requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act; and provided further, that the department of education shall report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means on school districts’ professional development spending....................................................................................................... $3,725,671,328

7061-0011.. For a reserve to: (1) meet extraordinary increases in the minimum required local contribution of a municipality as calculated pursuant to the requirements of section 3; provided, that a municipality seeking funds hereunder shall apply for a waiver from the department of revenue pursuant to section 67; provided, further, that the commissioner shall issue a finding concerning such waiver applications within 30 days of the receipt thereof, after consulting with the commissioner of education regarding the merits of such application; (2) meet extraordinary increases of greater than 25 per cent in a municipality’s required contribution to any of the districts to which the municipality belongs as a result of the regional allocation methodology; provided, that preference in the awarding of these funds shall be given to municipalities whose required local contribution exceeds 60 per cent of their foundation budget; provided further, that preference in the awarding of these funds shall be given to municipalities that were not awarded such funds in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that not less than $800,000 shall be used for this purpose; (3) assist regional school districts which, prior to fiscal year 2008, have assessed member towns using the provisions of their regional agreement, and which, in fiscal year 2008, will assess member towns using the required contributions calculated pursuant to section 3; (4) assist towns impacted by stresses in the commercial agricultural, fishing or lobster industry whose required local contribution exceeds 75 per cent of their foundation budget; (5) assist towns negatively impacted by shortfalls in federal impact aid for the education of children in families employed by the federal government on military reservations located within the town's limits; provided, that any grants provided under this item shall be expended by a school committee without further appropriation; (6) assist regional school districts in rural areas which meet each of the following 3 criteria: (a) have fewer than 40 full-time enrollment students per square mile; (b) have experienced more than 6.5 per cent enrollment decline between fiscal year 2002 and fiscal 2007; and (c) have a target aid percentage greater than 50 per cent; provided, that any grants provided under this item shall be expended by a school committee without further appropriation; (7) assist districts experiencing enrollment declines that have implemented programs in conjunction with a public college or university designed to re-enroll students who have dropped out; provided, that any grants provided under this item shall be expended by a school committee without further appropriation; (8) assist municipalities with median per capita income below the state average and equalized valuation per capita above the state average; provided, that preference in the awarding of funds shall be given to municipalities with required local contributions greater than 80 per cent of their foundation budgets; (9) to assist towns in which in excess of one-third of the total land mass of the town is owned and controlled by the commonwealth and which receive payment in lieu of taxes on less than 25 per cent of said land; (10) assist districts which meet each of the following criteria: (a) receive an increase of less than 10% from FY07 aid levels to FY08 chapter 70 (b) have required net school spending of 100% of the foundation budget (c) have foundation enrollment loss from FY07 to FY08; provided, that any grants provided to school districts under this item shall be expended by a school committee without further appropriation; provided further, that the department shall make not less than 80 per cent of awards from this item not later than October 15, 2007;and provided further, that no funds distributed from this item shall be considered prior year chapter 70 aid nor used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2009.............................................................................................................................................. $5,500,000

7061-0012.. For the reimbursement of extraordinary special education costs under section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that reimbursements shall be prorated so that expenses of this item do not exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that upon receipt by the department of education of required special education cost reports from school districts, the department shall reimburse districts based on fiscal year 2007 claims; provided further, that not more than $9,250,000 shall be used to continue and expand voluntary residential placement prevention programs between the department of education and other departments within the executive office of health and human services that develop community-based support services for children and their families; provided further, that of this $9,250,000, not less than $8,000,000 shall be made available to the department of mental retardation for the voluntary residential placement prevention program administered by that department; provided further, that $800,000 shall be expended for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic to provide books in accessible synthetic audio format made available through the federal NIMAS-NIMAC book repository, to do outreach and training of teachers and students for the use of NIMAS-NIMAC and human speech audio digital textbooks, and for human voice recording of MCAS exams; provided further, that, of this $800,000 $285,000 shall be expended for the costs of borrowing audio textbooks by special education students; provided further, that $200,000 of said $800,000 shall be targeted toward underserved communities in Barnstable, Bristol and Plymouth counties; provided further, that of this $800,000, not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the continuation of a pilot program for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic to provide the tenth grade math and English learning arts MCAS tests in audio digital format; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for the MCAS pilot program until the department of education examines all security issues related to the pilot program and certifies to the legislature that the pilot program may be carried out without jeopardizing the security of the MCAS exams; provided further, that the report shall be completed not later than November 15, 2007 and shall be forwarded to the house and senate chairpersons of the joint committee on education and the chairpersons of the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the continued funding of the costs of 3 incentive start-up grants to educational collaboratives to provide partial funding for transportation coordination, administrative support, software updates, maintenance and training; provided further, that the funding shall be expended for the purpose of implementing a pilot program to demonstrate that transportation of students to out-of-district special education placements can be accomplished at a lower cost and with improved quality of service by delegating the planning and contracting for such transportation to education collaboratives which would be responsible for the transportation of students to all out-of-district programs located within the pilot program collaborative catchment area; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the start-up costs for no more than six inter-collaborative transportation networks to provide funding for transportation coordination, administrative support, software upgrades, maintenance and training; provided further that the funding shall be expended for the purpose of replicating the pilot program model of delegating the planning and contracting for student transportation to educational collaboratives for the transportation of students to all out-of-districts programs located within the transportation network catchment area; provided further that the special education transportation task force shall submit a report, detailing the reduction in routes, vendors, and savings for participating districts and also a cost model for regions served by the collaborative network, by June 30, 2008 to the Joint Committee on Education, and the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means; provided further, that not more than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the monitoring and follow-up activities of the department’s complaint management system, review and approval of local educational agency applications, and local school districts’ compliance with the part B requirements of the federal Special Education Law, known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, in the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities; provided further, that these monitoring activities shall occur in each school district in cycles of not less than 3 years; provided further, that in order to facilitate such monitoring, the department may allocate funds from this item to item 7061-0029, as necessary, pursuant to allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any transfer; provided further, that not more than $500,000 shall be expended to administer the reimbursements funded herein; provided further, that notwithstanding said section 5A of said chapter 71B, the department, at the discretion of the commissioner, may expend up to $5,000,000 to reimburse districts for extraordinary increases in costs incurred during fiscal year 2008 which would be reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be limited to school districts which experience increases of greater than 25 per cent from costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2007 to costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2008 or other cases of extraordinary hardship where special education costs increase in relationship to total district costs as the department may define through regulation or guidelines; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be allocated as one-time grants and shall not decrease reimbursements in the following fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall conduct audits of fiscal year 2007 claims; provided further, that if the claims are found to be inaccurate, the department shall recalculate the fiscal year 2008 reimbursement amount and adjust the third and fourth quarter payments to the districts to reflect the new reimbursement amount; and provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2008 on the results of the audits ..................................................................................................................................................... $220,000,000

7061-0029.. For the office of educational quality and accountability established pursuant to section 55A of chapter 15 of the General Laws for the purpose of completing ongoing audits and those scheduled with school districts as of May 1, 2007 and for the operation of any successor entity to the office established pursuant to amendment of said section 55A of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided further, that expenditures made pursuant to this line item shall be subject to section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws; and provided further, that funds remaining in this item subsequent to the completion of ongoing and scheduled audits shall be made available to any successor entity to the office of educational quality and accountability for the purpose of promoting school district accountability............................................................................................................................................................... $2,974,554

7061-9010.. For fiscal year 2008 reimbursements to certain cities, towns and regional school districts of charter school tuition and the per pupil capital needs component included in the charter school tuition amount for commonwealth charter schools, as calculated under subsections (nn) and (oo) of section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (nn) of section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the per pupil capital needs component of the commonwealth charter school tuition rate for fiscal year 2008 shall be $849; and provided further, that if the amount appropriated is insufficient to fully fund all reimbursements required by said section 89, the department shall fully reimburse the cost of said per pupil capital needs component and shall pro-rate the tuition reimbursements calculated under said subsection (oo) ........................................................................................................................... $73,790,525

7061-9200.. For the education technology program; provided that not less than $650,000 shall be expended for the ongoing costs associated with the Education Data Warehouse and Reporting System (Data Warehouse) ....................................................... $5,515,000

7061-9400.. For student and school assessment including the administration of the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system (MCAS) exam established by the board of education pursuant to sections 1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws and for grants to school districts to develop portfolio assessments for use in individual classrooms as an enhancement to student assessment; provided, that as much as is practicable, especially in the case of students whose performance is difficult to assess using conventional methods, such instruments shall include consideration of work samples and projects and shall facilitate authentic and direct gauges of student performance; provided further, that such portfolio assessments shall not replace the statewide standardized assessment based on the curriculum frameworks; provided further, that all school assessments shall center on the academic standards embodied in the curriculum frameworks and shall involve gauges which shall be relevant and meaningful to students, parents, teachers, administrators and taxpayers pursuant to the first paragraph of section 1L of chapter 69 of the General Laws; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, assessment of proficiency in English shall be administered in English;..................................................................... $27,749,039

7061-9404.. For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to provide targeted remediation programs in English and math to students in the classes of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and beyond, scoring in level one or two on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam established by the board of education pursuant to the provisions of sections 1D and 1I of said chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that the department and districts shall ensure that services are available to students with disabilities; provided further, that in awarding remediation funds, preference may be given to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be under-performing in accordance with said sections 1J and 1K of said chapter 69; provided further, that the purpose of this program shall be to improve students’ performance on the MCAS exam through replication of services and educational strategies with proven results as determined by the department of education provided further, that such programs shall supplement currently funded local, state, and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program to fund academic support and college transition services to be implemented in fiscal year 2008, and operated by public institutions of higher learning or by public-private partnerships in the commonwealth, for students in the graduating classes of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 who have completed high school but have not yet obtained a competency determination as defined in section 1D of chapter 69 as measured by the MCAS assessment instrument authorized by said section 1I of said chapter 69, but who are working to pass the English and math MCAS tests, obtain a competency determination, and earn a high school diploma; provided further, that for the purpose of the programs, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2008 to allow for summer remediation programs; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program to fund Pathways programs targeting eleventh and twelfth graders, instituted by local school districts, public institutions of higher education and qualified public and private educational services organizations and One Stop Career Centers including, but not limited to, school-to-work connecting activities, creating worksite learning experiences for students as an extension of the classroom, outreach programs for students who will need post-twelfth grade remediation to attain the skills necessary to pass MCAS, and counseling programs to educate parents and high school students on post-twelfth grade remediation options; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program, guidelines for which shall be developed by the department of education, for intensive remediation programs, in communities with students in the graduating classes of 2003 to 2012, inclusive, who have not obtained a competency determination or have scored in levels one or two on either the English or math MCAS exams; provided further, that the department of education may give preference for such assistance to those districts with a high percentage of high school students scoring in level one on the MCAS exam in English and math; provided further, that eligible applicants shall include individual high schools, and those institutions which shall have partnered with a high school or group of high schools; provided further, that no district shall receive a grant from this appropriation until said district submits to the department of education a comprehensive district plan pursuant to the provisions of section 1I of chapter 69, to improve performance of all student populations including, but not limited to, students with disabilities; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be transferred to JFY networks, a non-profit corporation formerly Jobs for Youth, for a matching grant for the purposes of enhancing student performance on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System examination through instructional computer software; provided further, that $300,000 shall be transferred to the Efficacy Institute for work in ‘Campaigns for Proficiency’ in Springfield, Boston and Lawrence, to be used for training public school teachers and youth workers in after-school programs in methods for using assessment data to develop effective strategies to improve student performance on the MCAS; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Link Services at the Pettengill House to provide advocacy counseling, referrals, emergency assistance and prevention education programs to the children and families of both Triton Regional and Amesbury Public Schools; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for Casa Dominicana in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Lawrence Learning Center and Community Development in the City of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Centro Latino de Chelsea to provide adult basic education services in the city of Chelsea; provided $75,000 shall be expended for The WhizKids Foundation Inc.; provided further, that not less than $370,000 shall be allocated to the Framingham public schools to evaluate existing dual-immersion programs in the town of Framingham and elsewhere in the commonwealth including an evaluation of best practices and all professional development related to these programs; provided further, that any evaluation will examine the likelihood and efficiency of replication of these programs and practices in school districts with a large percentage of English language learners; provided further, that these funds may be expended for professional development related to these programs; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a pilot program operated by a non-profit organization, staffed by certified teachers and college aged tutors, to provide after school and summer educational services to students in low-income urban communities that require additional assistance to become academically proficient; provided further that said pilot shall provide student instruction for two and half hours in core curricula such as math and literacy using a multi-cultural approach and shall provide opportunities to work with tutors on homework, community service, team self- esteem and relationship building; provided further, that not less than $180,000 shall be expended for the Invest-in-Kids program to provide after school programs in the city of New Bedford; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Clean Slate program in the city of Springfield; and provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Astro Park Astronomy Facility at Barnstable High School; provided further, that notwithstanding any eligibility requirements herein, $150,000 shall be expended for a pilot program operated by the Randolph public schools to provide educational services to students that require additional assistance to become academically proficient; and provided further, that the pilot program may use a multi-cultural approach and provide opportunities for community service and relationship building; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for the Lynn At-Risk Youth; provided further, that the department shall issue a report, no later than February 1, 2008 and annually thereafter as a condition of continued funding under this account, in collaboration with the board of higher education, describing MCAS support programs for the graduating classes of 2003 to 2012, inclusive, funded by items 7061-9404 and 7027- 0019, school to work accounts, institutions of public higher education, and other sources, including federal sources; provided further, that such report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of students eligible to participate in such programs, the number of students participating in such programs, the number of students who have passed the MCAS assessment and obtained a competency determination through these programs, but not met local graduation requirements, and the number of students who have passed the MCAS assessment and obtained a competency determination through these programs and met local graduation requirements; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item to a city, town or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; and provided further that no costs shall be expended for personnel costs ................................................................................................................................................$13,215,863

7061-9408.. For targeted intervention to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming under sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws, schools and districts which have which have been placed in the accountability status of identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring pursuant to departmental regulations, or which have been designated Commonwealth priority schools or Commonwealth Pilot Schools pursuant to said regulations; provided, that no money shall be expended in any school or district that fails to file a comprehensive district plan pursuant to the provisions of section 1I of said chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall only approve reform plans with proven, replicable results in improving student performance; provided further, that in carrying out the provisions of this item, the department may contract with school support specialists, turnaround partners, and such other external assistance as is needed in the expert opinion of the commissioner, to successfully turn around failing school and district performance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on targeted intervention unless the department shall have approved, as part of the comprehensive district improvement plan, a professional development plan which addresses the needs of the district as determined by the department; provided further, that eligible professional development activities for purposes of this item shall include, but not be limited to: professional development among teachers of the same grade levels and teachers of the same subject matter across grade levels, professional development focused on improving the teacher’s content knowledge in the field or subject area in which the teacher is practicing, professional development which provides teachers with research based strategies for increasing student success, professional development teaching the principles of data driven instruction, and funding which helps provide common planning time for teachers within a school and within the school district; provided further, that preference in the awarding of such funds shall be given to professional development in math and English content skills; provided further, that funds from any targeted intervention grant may be used to partially offset the cost of said professional development and common planning time; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purchase of instructional materials pursuant to section 57 of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on instructional materials except where the purchase of such materials is part of a comprehensive plan to align the school or district curriculum with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks; provided further, that preference in distributing funds shall be made for proposals which coordinate reform efforts within all schools of a district in order to prevent conflicts between multiple reforms and interventions among the schools; provided further, that not more than $1,200,000 of this amount shall be expended on the Commonwealth pilot school initiative established by the board in November 2006; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to be privately matched 2 to 1 for a study and plan to address school finance problems in Franklin County; provided further, that not more than $200,000 of this amount shall be expended on regionalism study grants to explore methods of improving the delivery of education services in areas of declining student enrollment, including but not limited to, studies of fully regionalizing partial regional school districts, funding demographic studies to project future district enrollments, and exploring creative means of collaborating across regions, including sharing curriculum specialists, professional development providers, transportation services, and other educational and instructional interventions between regions; provided further, that the department shall issue a report, no later than February 1, 2008 and annually thereafter describing and analyzing all intervention and targeted assistance efforts funded by this item; provided further, that such report shall include but not be limited to: the number of school and school districts eligible to receive such assistance, the number of students attending school in said districts, the nature and type of intervention activities funded through this item, by school and school district, the number of teachers in professional development funded in part through this item, the number of districts with curricula or professional development systems aligned with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, and the number that are undertaking that effort with grants funded by this item, the number of outside vendors with whom the department has contracted to provide intervention and turnaround services, the amount each vendor has received, and the results obtained in each instance, the number of students who have passed the MCAS assessment and obtained a competency determination through these programs, before, and during the period of intervention and turnaround, and any other data relative to the successes achieved or challenges faced by the effort to turn around schools, along with any legislative or budgetary recommendations for improving the initiative and increasing the success of all intervention efforts; provided further, that said report shall include an analysis of the number of districts with curriculum plans not aligned to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, along with any legislative and regulatory recommendations to address the issue; provided further, that said report shall indicate the number of schools which have accepted the Commonwealth pilot school model, the reforms which they have undertaken, and the number which have expressed interest in the pilot school option; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on recurring school or school district expenditures unless the department and school district have developed a long term plan to fund such expenditures from the district’s operational budget; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2008 to allow for intervention and school and district improvement planning in the summer months, and provided further, that any funds distributed from this item to a city, town or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary............................................................................................................................................................. $9,100,434

7061-9411.. For the creation of leadership academies for principals and superintendents pursuant to section 58 of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided, that said training shall focus on expanding and increasing the capacity of the principal or superintendent to be an instructional and educational leader within the district or school; provided further, that said training shall include, but not be limited to: training in effective personnel evaluation, curriculum development, with a focus on aligning the district and school curriculum with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks established pursuant to chapter 69 of the General Laws, school based management skills, with a focus on distributed leadership, data analysis skills that enhance the capacity of the principal or superintendent to use student achievement data to drive instructional change, and techniques for developing collaborative relationships with parents and community organizations; provided further, that the department shall issue a report, not later than February 15, 2008, on the implementation of this initiative, which shall include, but not be limited to, the number of principals and superintendents who have been trained in such academies, the number who have expressed interest in such academies, the level of need for leadership training, the most commonly requested types of training, and a preliminary analysis of the effectiveness of the academies in improving the quality of instructional leadership in the commonwealth; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2008, to allow for principal and superintendent training which occurs in the summer months ................................................$1,000,000

7061-9412.. For grants to cities, towns, and regional school districts for the purpose of planning for and implementing expanded learning time in the form of longer school days or school years at selected schools; provided, that implementation grants shall only be provided under this item to schools and districts which submitted qualifying applications which were approved by the department in fiscal year 2007; provided further, that in approving expanded learning time implementation grant applications, preference shall be given to districts with high poverty rates or a high percentage of students scoring in levels I or II on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, those districts with plans that have the greatest potential for district-wide impact, those districts that plan to utilize partnerships with community-based organizations and institutions of higher education, and those districts with plans that include a comprehensive restructuring of the entire school day and/or year to maximize the use of the additional learning time; provided further, that the department shall approve implementation plans that include an appropriate mix of additional time spent on core academics, additional time spent on enrichment opportunities such as small group tutoring, homework help, music, arts, sports, physical activity, and project-based experiential learning, and additional time for teacher preparation and/or professional development; provided further, that the department shall only approve implementation plans that assume not more than $1,300 per pupil per year in future state appropriations of expanded learning time implementation funds; provided further, that in extraordinary cases the department may exceed the $1,300 per pupil per year limit; provided further, that the department shall review all qualified proposals and award approved grants not later than August 15, 2007; provided further, that the department may expend up to $250,000 on ELT planning grants as part of the department’s School Redesign: Expanding Learning Time to Support Student Success grant; provided further, that to be qualifying, planning grant applications must contain, but need not be limited, to the process the district will use to create an expanded learning time implementation plan, the stated intent to convert one or more schools into an expanded learning time school that adds, on a mandatory basis for all students, no less than 300 more hours to the school schedule than is standard for the applying district; the rationale for expanding learning time including specific goals, and the anticipated number of schools and students that will participate in the expanded learning time initiative; provided further, that all school districts are eligible to apply for planning grants but not less than 60 per cent of said grants shall be awarded to qualifying districts where 25 per cent or more of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federally funded school meals program; provided further, that in awarding such grants, the department shall support the inclusion of districts not given such priority in order to demonstrate the efficacy and value of the program across a broad range of districts and schools relative to the socioeconomic status and achievement levels of students they educate; provided further, that the department shall review all qualified proposals and award planning grants not later than November 1, 2007; provided further, that upon being awarded said planning grants each district will create a detailed expanded learning time implementation plan; provided further, that teachers, parents, community members, and partner organizations participate in the development of said implementation plan; provided further, that in carrying out the provisions of this item, funds may be expended by the department to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the program; provided further, that the department shall issue an annual report, not later than February 1, 2008 on the implementation of plans in all participating districts; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to: the names of schools and school districts participating; the number of students attending these schools and the nature and type of changes made in participating schools as a result of this program; provided further, that the report shall also include an anticipated budget for this program for the next fiscal year and a breakdown of the distribution of the $1,300 per student by school; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds my be expended through August 31st, 2008 to allow for planning and implementation during the summer months; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item to a city, town, or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs at the department of education............................................. $13,000,000

7061-9600.. For a discretionary grant pilot program with the purpose of providing monies to school districts and state public institutions of higher education partnering together to offer inclusive concurrent enrollment programs for students with disabilities as defined in section 1 of chapter 71B of the General Law ages 18-22; provided, that the grant program will be limited to said students that are considered to have severe disabilities and have been unable to achieve the competency determination necessary to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam; provided further, that said students with disabilities shall be enrolled in credit or noncredit courses that include nondisabled students, including enrollment in noncredit courses or credit bearing courses in audit status for students who may not meet course prerequisites and requirements, and that the partnering school districts will provide supports, services and accommodations necessary to facilitate a student’s enrollment; provided further that the department, in consultation with the board of higher education shall develop guidelines to ensure that the grant program promotes civic engagement and mentoring of faculty in state institutions of higher education, and supports college success, work success, participation in student life of the college community, and provision of a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment; provided further that not more than $50,000 shall be distributed to the Board of Higher Education in order to increase the capacity of public institutions of higher education to include students with severe disabilities in the concurrent enrollment pilot program; provided further, that not more than $25,000 shall be allocated to the Department of Education to provide training and technical assistance to school districts for program implementation; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2008............................................... $1,575,000

7061-9604.. For teacher preparations............................................................................................................................... $1,820,065

7061-9610.. For matching grants of $1,000 per enrolled child to Citizen Schools after-school learning programs for middle school children across the commonwealth including, but not limited to, those administered in Boston by Citizen Schools, in Lowell by Community Teamwork, Inc., in Malden by the Partnership for Community Schools, in New Bedford by Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, in Springfield by The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and, in Worcester by the Greater Worcester YMCA, upon documentation by Citizen Schools of $1 in private sector, local or federal funds for every $1 in state funds, and that all funds go to programs certified by Citizen Schools, Inc.; provided, that up to $50,000 of the $475,000 shall be available to Citizen Schools Inc. to support state-wide training and evaluation efforts, and to further establish the efficacy of the Citizen Schools program in promoting school success, high school completion and college and workforce success for low-income, at-risk students across the commonwealth. ................................$475,000

7061-9611.. For grants or subsidies for after-school and out-of-school programs; provided, that preference shall be given to after-school proposals developed collaboratively by public and non-public schools and private community based programs; provided further, that the department shall fund only those applications which contain accountability systems and measurable outcomes, under guidelines to be determined by the department in consultation with the department of early education and care; provided further, that applicants shall detail funds received from all public sources for existing after school and out-of-school programs and the types of programs and type of students served by said funds; provided further, that funds may be directed to increase comprehensive after school and out of school time programming to school age children and youth during the school year and the summer, including but not limited to 21st century community learning centers programs; provided further, that funds from this item may be used for a variety of activities, including but not limited to: (1) academic tutoring and homework centers where content is linked to and based on the curriculum guidelines promulgated by said department, (2) programs which improve the health of students, including physical activities, athletics, nutrition and health education, and exercise, (3) art, theater, and music programs developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts cultural council, local cultural councils, or cultural organizations in the Commonwealth funded by the Massachusetts cultural council, (4) enrichment activities not otherwise provided during the school day, (5) advanced study for the gifted and talented, and (6) community service programs; provided further, that $100,000 from this item shall be expended for services that actively include children with disabilities in after-school programs that also serve non-disabled children and services that include children where English is a second language, including but not limited to: increased per-child reimbursement rates, additional staff, technical assistance, training, and transportation; provided further, that the department of education shall consult the executive office of health and human services and the department of early education and care to maximize the provision of wrap-around services and to coordinate programs and services for children and youth during after-school and out-of-school time programs; provided further, that the department shall select grant recipients not later than September 30, 2007, and shall report on the preliminary results of said grants not later than February 15, 2008, to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2008 to allow for implementation of said programs during the summer months; and provided further that $50,000 be directed to the Massachusetts After school Partnership to convene regional networks, to work with the department of education and the department of early education and care to support the implementation of school-community partnerships, and to submit a report by October 15, 2008, to the General Court and the administration making recommendations on how to enhance school-community partnerships and positive outcomes for children and youth through funding as provided in this line item ................. $2,000,000

7061-9612.. For the school of excellence program at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute; provided, that every effort shall be made to recruit and serve equal numbers of male and female students; provided further, that sending districts of students attending the Institute shall not be required to expend any funds for the cost of these students while in attendance at the Institute; provided further, that the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science shall provide professional development activities at the school located at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, including salary and benefits for master teachers and visiting scholars; provided further, that the academy shall file a report with the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means by February 1, 2008 detailing the professional development activities; provided further, that the department of education shall provide a subsidy to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to operate a school of excellence in mathematics and science; and provided further, that not less than $650,000 shall be expended for the University of Massachusetts at Lowell to develop, plan and conduct a pilot program in preparation for establishing a new program in math, science, engineering and technology for academically accelerated students in their final 2 years of high school ....................................$2,025,231

7061-9614.. For the alternative education grant program established pursuant to section 1N of chapter 69 of the General Laws, provided, that the commissioner shall allocate funds for both subsections (a) and (b) of said section 1N of said chapter 69; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs ................................................................................................................................................................ $1,195,840

The Governor has reduced this item by $100,000
7061-9619.. For the purpose of funding the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; provided, that the institute shall have access to the Massachusetts education computer system; and provided further, that the institute may join the state buying consortium........... $100,001 $1

7061-9621.. For the administration of a grant program for gifted and talented school children; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be in addition to any federal funds available for the program; provided further, that priority shall be given to those grant applications that address the needs of students who are identified by any of the following criteria: (1) the result of a standardized aptitude examination which is 3 or more standard deviations above the mean; (2) an evaluation by the child’s teachers that the child does perform, or is capable of performing, satisfactorily at 2 or more grade levels above the child’s chronological age; or (3) a score on the math or verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test by a child of not more than 13 years of age which is equal to, or greater than, the average on either test obtained by college-bound high school juniors; provided further, that the programs may be made available by a city, town or regional school district; and provided further, that for the purpose of the programs, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2008................ $765,000

7061-9626.. For grants and contracts with youth-build programs for the purposes of providing comprehensive youth-build services........... $2,270,500

7061-9634.. For a transfer of this item to the Massachusetts Service Alliance, which shall be solely responsible for administering a grant program for public and private agencies with mentoring programs for the recruitment and training of mentors and for other supporting services including, but not limited to, academic support services; provided, that the department of education shall transfer the amount appropriated in this item to the Massachusetts Service Alliance for the purpose of these grants; provided further, that in order to be eligible to receive funds from this item, each public or private agency shall provide a matching amount equal to $1 for every dollar disbursed from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended to support the mentoring activities of the planned learned achievement for youth program; and provided further, that the Massachusetts Service Alliance shall submit a report detailing the expenditure of such funds and the amount and source of matching funds raised to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 29, 2007; and provided further, that not more than $225,000 shall be expended for Camp Coca Cola New England to provide under-served youth development services with an emphasis on leadership training and community service......................................................... $712,000

7061-9804.. For teacher content training in math and science; provided, that said training shall include math specialist and Massachusetts test for educator licensure preparation; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended on content based professional development in math and science, with a focus on increasing the content knowledge of elementary and middle school math and science teachers in districts with a high percentage of students scoring in level one or two on the math or science MCAS exams, or in districts which are at risk of or determined to be underperforming in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that such professional development courses shall demonstrate proven, replicable results in improving teacher and student performance, and shall demonstrate the use of best practices, as determined by the department, including data comparing pre-training and post-training content knowledge; provided further, that the department shall report, not later than February 15, 2008, on the number of educators provided content training under this item, the estimated number of math and science teachers currently teaching without certification, and any legislative or regulatory recommendations necessary to make middle school and elementary math and science education more rigorous and data driven; and provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for personnel costs; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2008................................... $895,367

Board of Higher Education.

7066-0000.. For the operation of the board of higher education; provided, that the board shall recommend savings proposals that permit institutions of public higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource re-allocation and program re-assessment and to utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the state colleges and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund from the funds received from the operations of the projects such costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year, as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the chancellor of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative, to develop and support strategies that increase the number of Massachusetts public higher education faculty members and students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to nursing and allied health; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the establishment of text-messaging emergency notification systems at the campuses of the university of Massachusetts and all state and community colleges in coordination with the department of public safety; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for the prevention of campus violence....................................................... $3,475,766

7066-0005.. For the commonwealth’s share of the cost of the compact for education......................................................... $124,000

7066-0009.. For the New England board of higher education; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the College Ready New England program.................................................................................................................................................. $467,500

7066-0015.. For the community college workforce training incentive grant program established in section 15F of chapter 15A of the General Laws..................................................................................................................................................$2,000,000

7066-0016.. For a program of financial aid to support the matriculation of certain persons at public and private institutions of higher learning; provided, that only persons in the custody of the department of social services under a care and protection petition upon reaching the age of 18, or persons in the custody of the department matriculating at such an institution at an earlier age, shall qualify for such aid; provided further, that no such person shall be required to remain in the custody of the department beyond age 18 to qualify for such aid; provided further, that this aid shall not exceed $6,000 per recipient per year; and provided further, that this aid shall be granted after exhausting all other sources of financial support........................................ $1,285,000

7070-0031.. For the McNair component of the financial assistance program to increase access to public and independent institutions of higher education for students who meet certain income eligibility standards developed by the chancellor of higher education and for students with serious physical impairments, known as the Ronald E. McNair education opportunity program ..................................................................... $1,965,638

7070-0065.. For a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts students enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing, or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education; provided, that the Massachusetts state scholarship office shall expend not less than $14,395,295 for Foster Furcolo community college access grants to ensure that no Massachusetts resident enrolled in and pursuing an associate’s degree in any of the community colleges pays more than $500 in tuition and fees net of any federal or state scholarship or tax credit; provided further, that any resident whose expected family contribution level, as determined under the federal methodology established under Part F of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, is not more than $2,250, shall incur no net tuition and fee costs after deducting any federal or state scholarship or tax credit from financial need as calculated by the state scholarship office; provided further, that residents who are not fully eligible for the federal HOPE tax credit based on their exceeding maximum income eligibility limits, shall not be eligible for the grants; provided further, that not less than $9,896,550 shall be expended for state college access grants; provided further, that any Massachusetts resident enrolled in and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any of the state colleges whose expected family contribution level, as determined according to the federal methodology established pursuant to Part F of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, is not more than $2,000, shall incur no net tuition and fee costs after deducting any federal or state scholarship or tax credit from financial need as calculated by the state scholarship office; provided further, that not less than $8,697,220 shall be expended for a program of needs-based financial assistance for Massachusetts residents enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that $3,148,902 shall be expended for the part-time student grant program; provided further, that the Massachusetts state scholarship office shall expend not less than $20,773,508 to provide for matching scholarship grants to needy Massachusetts students at participating Massachusetts independent regionally accredited colleges, universities, and schools of nursing; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be made available to provide financial assistance for Massachusetts residents enrolled at public higher education institutions to participate in the Washington Center-Massachusetts Initiative Academic Internship program; provided further, that except as otherwise provided in this act, all financial assistance mentioned previously in this item shall be distributed to students demonstrating the greatest need as determined by an eligibility index used by the state scholarship office; provided further, that students awarded full or partial scholarships under the Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program, established in section 16 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, who have matriculated in a program of higher education outside the commonwealth may continue to receive the scholarship aid guaranteed by that program; provided further, that the state scholarship office may expend monies for the public service awards as established in section 16 of chapter 15A; provided further, that the chancellor of higher education, in coordination with the Massachusetts state scholarship office, shall adopt regulations governing the eligibility and the awarding of financial assistance; provided further, that not more than $1,689,945 shall be expended on the administration of the scholarship program; provided further, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended on a scholarship program for all early childhood educators in the commonwealth pursuant to clause (10) of section 5 of chapter 15D of the General Laws; provided, that the board of higher education, acting jointly with the board of early education and care, shall establish appropriate guidelines and application criteria for the administration of the program; provided further, that the loan shall cover the cost of tuition, fees, and related expenses as determined by the boards for up to three courses per semester in degree granting programs for early educators who are pursuing associates, bachelors, or masters level degrees to meet the teacher and program quality standards of the department of early education and care; provided further, that eligible recipients shall be early educators and providers who are working in early education and care programs in the commonwealth and who commit to teaching in early education and care programs for a term of service after graduation to be determined by the boards; provided further, that preference shall be given to applicants identified by the local councils or by the regional offices funded by item 3000-2000 as highly talented providers who have already displayed commitment to early childhood education as demonstrated by longevity in the field, who do not otherwise meet the program and quality standards of the department, but who have displayed talent and capability at working with young children that make them strong applicants for this scholarship opportunity; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 of said funds shall be expended on a pilot scholarship program for math and science teachers who have received waivers from certification regulations, and are “out of field teachers”, so-called; provided further, that the board of higher education, acting in consultation with the board of education, shall establish appropriate guidelines and application criteria for the administration of the program; provided further, that the scholarship shall cover the cost of tuition, fees, and related expenses as determined by the boards for up to three courses per semester in degree granting programs for math and science teachers who are taking higher education courses or pursuing degrees to meet the teacher certification requirements of the department of education; provided further, that eligible recipients shall be math and science teachers who are working in the commonwealth and who commit to continue teaching math and science for a term of service after graduation to be determined by the boards; provided further, that preference shall be given to applicants identified by their superintendent or principal as highly talented educators who have already displayed commitment to education and to instructional excellence, who do not otherwise meet the certification requirements of the department, but who have displayed talent and capability in working with children that make them strong applicants for this scholarship opportunity; provided further, that not less than $850,000 shall be directed to One Family Inc. for the purposes of administering and sponsoring a scholarship program for the higher education of heads-of-household for homeless families with children under the age of 18, or who are at-risk of homelessness as determined by the federal poverty level, or who have experienced homelessness within the previous 12 months; provided further that said funds shall be expended for scholarships and assistance with living expenses at accredited institutions of higher learning in the commonwealth; provided further, that each scholarship shall be matched dollar-for-dollar by One Family Inc.; provided further, that the scholarship recipients in said program shall be monitored and tracked for their progress and that the results shall be reported to the commonwealth on a bi-annual basis through the board of higher education; provided further, that One Family Inc. shall work with the board of higher education on said program eligibility criteria and regulations; provided further, that One Family Inc. shall submit a report to the joint committee on ways and means no later than January 15, 2008; provided further, that said report shall include the number of applications for said grants in fiscal year 2008, number of awards granted, amount of said awards and program projections for fiscal year 2008; provided further, that not less than $2,249,216 shall be provided for grants to residents of the commonwealth who are working as paraprofessionals in public schools of the commonwealth while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a public or independent college or university in the commonwealth in order to become a certified teacher in Massachusetts; and provided further, that eligibility shall be limited to persons who have worked as paraprofessionals in the public schools of the commonwealth for a minimum of two years before receipt of such grant, or who are enrolled in and pursuing courses of study that will lead to certification as a teacher in bilingual education, special education, math, science, or a foreign language, and who commit to teach and actually teach, for a period determined by the board of higher education, in the public schools of the commonwealth upon graduation and certification pursuant to section 38G of chapter 71 .................................................. $93,874,051

The Governor has reduced the following item by $325,000
7077-0023.. For a contract with the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended under the Massachusetts resident veterinary tuition remission plan submitted January 8, 1998, for supportive veterinary services provided to the commonwealth; provided further, that prior year costs may be paid from this item; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall support bioterrorism prevention research related to diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, in consultation with Massachusetts emergency authorities; and provided further, that the school shall work in consultation with the Norfolk County Agricultural School on veterinary programs ................................... $5,325,000 $5,000,000

7080-0200.. For the Bay State Reading Institute, Inc.; provided, that the program shall be administered under contract to Middlesex Community College in programmatic collaboration with Fitchburg State College; provided further, that the Institute shall provide literacy based intervention in schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that schools not meeting the above criteria may be selected for assistance if they contribute not less than half of the cost of the services they receive; provided further, that preference in the awarding of said funds shall be given to schools and districts with a high percentage of minority or low-income students; provided further, that such school-wide literacy-based intervention programs shall be based on effective, research-based instruction in reading, as called for in Reading First; provided further, that in its evaluation of applications for said initiative, the executive director of said initiative may take into consideration schools’ cumulative grade 3 MCAS scores; provided further, that such school-wide literacy-based intervention programs shall provide for the evaluation and tracking of all students’ reading and writing skills at least annually, shall include measurable goals and benchmarks, shall be led by a school-based planning team which includes teaching faculty and the school principal, shall provide for the training of teachers in effective, research-based strategies for reading instruction and shall include a school-wide literacy coordinator who shall be responsible for the coordination and training of other school staff; provided further, that said initiative shall require that participating schools engage in frequent assessment of the progress of individual students, including diagnostics to pin-point the source of difficulty for struggling students, use small-group, student-centered instruction for a substantial part of the school day in order to allow teachers to meet the needs of individual students and differentiate instruction to help every student reach his or her potential, use research-based interventions that address the particular needs of struggling students, focus on literacy instruction, including writing across the curriculum, monitor progress frequently to make sure that the strategies used with these students are working, and seek out additional funding for after-school time and for substitutes to give teachers an opportunity to plan together, to take a leadership role in implementing change, and to meet with and observe their peers in partner schools; provided further, that funds may be used for a program to train new reading coaches and reading coach trainers; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item for said initiative may be expended through June 30, 2009 ................................................................................................................................. $1,200,000

7520-0424.. For a health and welfare reserve for eligible personnel employed at the community and state colleges .......................... $5,082,464

University of Massachusetts.

7100-0200.. For the operation of the University of Massachusetts; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the university may establish and organize auxiliary organizations, subject to policies, rules and regulations adopted by the board, to provide essential functions which are integral to the educational mission of the university; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the university may enter into leases of real property without prior approval of the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the William Trotter Institute; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended in fiscal year 2008 for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cranberry Station at Wareham; provided further, that such funds shall be expended under a plan reviewed and recommended by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cranberry Experiment Station Board of Oversight; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of the cranberry bog at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cranberry Station at Wareham; provided further, that the sum expended for the UMass Extension in fiscal year 2008 shall be adjusted only in direct proportion to university budget adjustments to other academic programs of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; provided further, that such funds shall be expended in accordance with a plan reviewed and recommended by the UMass Extension Board of Public Overseers; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Future of Work Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Labor Centers at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses; provided further, that not less than $368,000 shall be expended for the Maurico Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Grace Grossman Inner-City Youth Collaborative at the University of Massachusetts Field Station on Nantucket; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the 4-H program; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for an ongoing study by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s agricultural department, of the winter moth worm and methods to minimize or eliminate its damage; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the center for Portuguese Studies to operate at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the UMASS Dartmouth Center for Business Research.................................................................................................................................................................................... $469,012,776

7100-0300.. For the operation of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, in accordance with section 6 of chapter 21I of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for research on breast cancer prevention performed in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, the Silent Spring Institute and the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition ...............$1,917,454

7100-0500.. For the operation of the board of higher education’s Commonwealth College Honors program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst....................................................................................................................................................... $3,630,000

7100-0700.. For the operation of the office of dispute resolution at the University of Massachusetts at Boston under section 46 of chapter 75 of the General Laws .................................................................................................................................................... $166,440

State Colleges.

7109-0100.. For Bridgewater State College; provided, that not less than $245,814 shall be expended for the operation of the John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications........................................................................................................................ $38,387,830

7110-0100.. For Fitchburg State College; provided, that Fitchburg State College may expend funds to assist public schools in the cities of Gardner, Fitchburg and Leominster to build capacity, including professional development, infrastructure and hardware, for a pilot wireless learning initiative in Worcester county........................................................................................................................ $26,997,992

7112-0100.. For Framingham State College; provided, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended for the regional economic research center; and provided further, that $130,000 shall be expended for the operation of the commonwealth’s global education centers................... $23,819,332

7113-0100.. For the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; provided, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for capacity building through the wireless learning initiative in conjunction with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; and provided further, that of said $350,000 not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the assessment and evaluation of the higher education resources available to the residents of Berkshire County........................ $13,937,728

7114-0100.. For Salem State College; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the aquaculture program established under section 274 of chapter 38 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that not less than $922,313 shall be expended for the second degree nursing program; and provided further, that not less than $701,000 shall be expended for the operation and maintenance costs associated with the acquisition of the GTE/Sylvania property located in the city of Salem................................................................................................................................................... $38,695,577

7115-0100.. For Westfield State College........................................................................................................................... $22,702,354

7116-0100.. For Worcester State College; provided, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Latino Education Institute........ $23,051,411

7117-0100.. For the Massachusetts College of Art ................................................................................................................ $14,520,602

7118-0100.. For the Massachusetts Maritime Academy; provided, that not less than $325,000 shall be expended for the development of an alternative energy source with Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.................................................................................................... $13,676,739

Community Colleges.

7502-0100.. For Berkshire Community College........................................................................................................................ $9,160,939

7503-0100.. For Bristol Community College......................................................................................................................... $15,836,831

7504-0100.. For Cape Cod Community College; provided, that not less than $126,652 shall be expended for the operation of the environmental technology, education and job training partnership; provided further, that the college shall coordinate the partnership with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided further, that the initiative shall be conducted at the Massachusetts military reservation, or at any site on Cape Cod determined by the college to be suitable for the purposes of on-site education and training in the use of alternative technologies to clean up designated superfund sites; provided further, that preference shall be given to local applicants; and provided further, that the executive office of environmental affairs and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth shall participate in the testing and evaluation of innovative technologies ...................... $11,331,173

7505-0100.. For Greenfield Community College....................................................................................................................... $9,112,007

7506-0100.. For Holyoke Community College; provided, that a position of Technical Assistant to the Director of the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce development shall be established............................................................................................................ $18,302,808

7507-0100.. For Massachusetts Bay Community College ............................................................................................................. $13,911,783

7508-0100.. For Massasoit Community College ...................................................................................................................... $20,010,940

7509-0100.. For Mount Wachusett Community College; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Latino education and family development program .................................................................................................................................. $12,428,684

7510-0100.. For Northern Essex Community College ................................................................................................................. $18,825,660

7511-0100.. For North Shore Community College, including the post-secondary programs of the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute operated by North Shore Community College; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the public policy institute and resource center....... $20,347,280

7512-0100.. For Quinsigamond Community College ................................................................... $15,077,461

7514-0100.. For Springfield Technical Community College; provided, that not less than $535,206 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Center for Telecommunications and Information Technology through the Springfield Technical Community College Assistance Corporation, as established by section 125 of chapter 273 of the acts of 1994; provided further, that the amount appropriated in this item shall include, but not be limited to, operating and maintaining cable television programming, distance learning curricula, telecommunications-intensive company facilities, and a small business incubator; provided further, that funds shall be allocated for a reserve for the operation and maintenance expenses incurred by Springfield Technical Community College associated with the acquisition of the Digital property; provided further, that the college may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $575,000 received from rent, utility, and other charges for the operation and maintenance of the property; and provided further, that funds shall be encumbered for an emergency reserve for unanticipated operating and maintenance expenses of Springfield Technical Community College in the acquisition of the Digital property................ $24,367,621

7515-0100.. For Roxbury Community College; provided, that not less than $946,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center....................................................................................................................................... $11,191,211

7515-0121.. For the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College; provided, that the college may expend an amount not to exceed $529,843 received from fees, rentals, and facility expenses associated with the running and operation of national track meets, high school track meets, high school dual meets, Roxbury Community College athletic events, other special athletic events, conferences, meetings, and programs; and provided further, that only expenses for contracted services associated with these events and for the capital needs of the facility shall be funded from this item; prior appropriation continued.................................................................................................................................................................................... $529,843

7516-0100.. For Middlesex Community College....................................................................................................................... $19,759,003

7518-0100.. For Bunker Hill Community College; provided, that $108,000 shall be obligated for the life focus center................... $20,522,309

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY.

Office of the Secretary.

8000-0000.. For the office of the secretary, including the administration of the committee on criminal justice and the highway safety bureau to provide matching funds for a federal planning and administration grant pursuant to 23 U.S.C. section 402; provided that, not more than $100,000 shall be provided for the On-Site Academy in Gardner; and provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the purpose of a targeted control substance interdiction pilot program to be administered by the chiefs of police for the city of Revere and the town of Winthrop....................................................... $2,764,443

General Fund........................... 15.0%
Highway Fund........................... 85.0%

8000-0010.. For community policing grants to be administered by the executive office of public safety; provided, that no such grants shall be awarded to the department of state police; provided further, that any community that received funds through this item in fiscal year 2007 shall receive at least that amount in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that grants shall only be expended on items that are related to community policing activities, programs, purchases or construction; provided further, that grant funds shall not be expended on food and beverages, recruit training academy tuition, salaries and benefits for non-community policing personnel and payments for non-related overtime; and provided further, that not later than March 15, 2008, the executive office of public safety shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the amount of grants awarded to these grant recipients and descriptions of these grants........................................................................................................... $21,351,035

8000-0038.. For the operation of a witness protection program pursuant to chapter 263A of the General Laws................................. $500,000

8000-0040.. For police career incentives to reimburse certain cities and towns for career incentive salary increases for police officers. $50,202,122

8000-0054 . For municipal police grants to be administered by the executive office of public safety; provided, that no such grants shall be awarded to the department of state police; provided further, that these funds are intended for initial funding of 50 municipal officers, but not as a permanent subsidy; provided further, that the executive office of public safety in conjunction with representatives from municipal government and law enforcement, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security shall develop a formula to distribute the funds; provided further, that grant recipients shall submit quarterly reports to the executive office of public safety, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security which shall detail the fiscal and programmatic steps taken with the grant funds to enhance municipal policing efforts; and provided further, that not more than $100,000 of the sum appropriated in this line-item for its costs to administer the program............... $4,000,000

8000-0060.. For the costs associated with implementation of chapter 228 of the acts of 2000; provided, that the secretary of public safety may allocate funds appropriated in this item to agencies within the executive office of public safety ........................................ $150,000

8000-0202.. For the purchase and distribution of sexual assault evidence collection kits; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class; and provided further, that administrative resources provided from other items for the implementation of this program in fiscal year 2007 shall not be reduced in fiscal year 2008....................................................................................................................................................................... $120,000

The Governor has disapproved the following item:
8000-0619.. For the distribution of grants for city and fire district student awareness of fire education programs, to be known as S.A.F.E. programs, which shall include information about the fire risks caused by smoking; provided, that funds may be expended by the department of fire services for the purpose of performing grant related services and training....................................................... $1,178,666

Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

8000-0105.. For the operation of the office of the chief medical examiner established pursuant to chapter 38 of the General Laws; provided, that the agency shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 2008 detailing the caseload of said office; and provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of toxicology tests, the reduction of turnaround time of toxicology tests and the reduction of the case backlog, the number of autopsies performed, the number of cases under the office’s jurisdiction, the number of external exams performed, the number of cases determined to be homicides, and the number of cremations performed under the office’s jurisdiction in 2006 and 2007 .......$7,719,907

8000-0106.. For the operation and related costs of the state police crime laboratory; provided, that the analysis of narcotic drug synthetic substitutes, poisons, drugs, medicines, and chemicals shall be funded in this item in order to support the law enforcement efforts of the district attorneys, the state police and municipal police departments; provided further, that the agency shall contract with a public institution to conduct testing for criminal cases; provided further, that the agency shall enter into agreements with the various district attorneys to provide forensic services for criminal cases brought forth by the commonwealth; provided further, that the practices and procedures of the state police crime laboratory shall be informed by the recommendations of the Forensic Sciences Advisory Board; provided further, that the agency shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, not later than December 31, 2007, concerning, but not limited to, the detailing of the number of cases introduced to the CODIS database, the number of confirmations attained from the CODIS database, and the number of cases referred to district attorney delineated by county................................................................................................................................................ $15,229,617

8000-0122.. The office of the chief medical examiner may expend for its operations an amount not to exceed $1,300,000 in revenues collected from fees for services provided by the chief medical examiner; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary, for the purposes of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the agency 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...... $1,300,000

Criminal History Systems Board.

8000-0110.. For the operation of the criminal history systems board; including criminal justice information services, criminal offender record information services, firearms support services, and victim services; provided, that the board shall fund 1 administrative assistant who shall be employed in the victim services unit of the board for the continued and enhanced operation of the post-conviction victim and witness certification program operated pursuant to chapter 258B of the General Laws and clause (c) of the first paragraph of section 172 of chapter 6 of the General Laws; provided further, that the victim services position shall be in addition to any such positions approved as of February 1, 1998; provided further, that not more than $75,000 shall be expended for the purpose of enabling local housing authorities access to criminal offender record information when qualifying applicants for state-assisted housing; provided further, that the board shall, not later than September 30, 2007, adopt regulations to: (a) assure that the distribution of criminal offender record information relates to the individual for whom the request has been made; (b) afford practical assistance in making corrections to a criminal offender record information report to an individual who submits evidence to the board that 1 or more charges in a criminal offender record information report distributed by the board and purportedly relating to that individual, in fact, do not relate to that individual; (c) limit the distribution of criminal offender record information to conviction data and data regarding any pending criminal charge, except as otherwise authorized by law; and (d) require that any entity other than a criminal justice agency that receives a criminal offender record information report from the board as to an individual and, as a result of that report, is inclined to make an adverse decision as to the individual, shall, before making a final decision, afford the individual an opportunity to dispute the accuracy and relevance of the criminal offender record information report; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2008, the board shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the steps the board has taken to implement the preceding proviso and the success of those steps in improving the accuracy of the criminal offender record information system; and provided further, that not less than $346,417 shall be expended for a CORI training and audit unit................................................................................................................................................... $6,306,788

Highway Fund........................... 50.0%
General Fund........................... 50.0%

8000-0125.. For the operation of the sex offender registry program, including, but not limited to, the costs of maintaining a computerized registry system and the classification of persons subject to the registry; provided, that the $75 registration fee paid by convicted sex offenders shall be directed from the General Fund to the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance............................................................................................. $3,921,069

The Governor has reduced the followng item and struck out certain language.
8100-0000.. For the administration and operation of the department of state police; provided, that the department shall expend funds from this item for the purpose of maximizing federal grants for the operation of a counter-terrorism unit; provided further, that the department shall maintain the division of field services which shall include, but not be limited to, the bureau of metropolitan district operations; provided further, that not fewer than 40 officers may be provided to the department of conservation and recreation for the purpose of patrolling the watershed property of the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for the administration and operation of an automated fingerprint identification system and the motor carrier safety assistance program; provided further, that not fewer than 5 officers shall be provided to the disabled persons protection commission for the purpose of investigating cases of criminal abuse; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency agreement with the department of conservation and recreation to provide police coverage on department properties and parkways; provided further, that the creation of a new or the expansion of the existing statewide communications network shall include the office of law enforcement in the executive office of environmental affairs at no cost to, or compensation from, that office; provided further, that not less than $2,710,146 shall be expended for the payroll costs of the state police directed patrols; provided further, that any community that was selected to receive earmarked funds for directed patrols in fiscal year 2007 shall receive 100 per cent of the amount so earmarked in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that not less than $1,050,000 shall be expended to curb gang-related activities; provided further, that any municipality that was eligible to receive earmarked funds for curbing gang-related activities in fiscal year 2007 shall receive the same amount in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that not more than $150,000 shall be provided for the State Courts Against Road Rage program; provided further, that there shall be a study submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2008, on traffic details worked by the department of state police, including troops A, B, C, D, E, F, and H, over the last 5 years, which shall detail, on a monthly basis: the total number of hours worked on traffic details by state police officers, the total amount paid to state police officers for traffic details, the standard hourly rates for traffic details done by state police officers and the city or town where traffic details are done by state police officers; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from this item for the administration of budgetary, procurement, fiscal, human resources, payroll and other administrative services of the office of the chief medical examiner, the municipal police training committee and the criminal history systems board....................... $249,676,547 $249,526,547

Highway Fund........................... 88.2%
General Fund........................... 11.8%

8100-0006.. For private police details; provided, that the department may expend up to $19,000,000 in revenues collected from fees charged for private police details and for the costs of administering such details; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may incur, and the comptroller may certify for payment, expenses and liabilities during fiscal year 2008 to be charged to this item in an amount not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system for the purposes stated in this item to accommodate the delayed receipt of revenues authorized to be retained in this item during fiscal year 2008............................................. $19,000,000

8100-0007.. For the overtime of state police officers including the operation of the drug enforcement task force; provided, that the department shall furnish, on a quarterly and annual basis, a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means outlining by category, division and cost in which overtime hours were worked; and provided further, that the report shall also include a calculation reviewing the reduced number of overtime hours worked and savings to the department resulting from the addition of the 77th, 78th, and 79th state police...................................................... $7,911,359

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

8100-0011.. The department may expend an amount not to exceed $3,600,000 for certain police activities provided pursuant to agreements authorized in this item; provided, that for fiscal year 2008, the superintendent of the state police may enter into service agreements with the commanding officer or other person in charge of a military reservation of the United States located in the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, established in chapter 23G of the General Laws; provided further, that such agreements shall establish the responsibilities pertaining to the operation and maintenance of police services including, but not limited to: (1) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of regular salaries, overtime, retirement and other employee benefits; and (2) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of furnishings and equipment necessary to provide such police services; provided further, that the department may charge any recipients of police services for the cost of such services, as authorized by this item; provided further, that the department may retain the revenue so received and expend such revenue as necessary pursuant to this item to provide the agreed level of services; provided further, that the superintendent may enter into service agreements as may be necessary to enhance the protection of persons, as well as assets and infrastructure located within the commonwealth, from possible external threat or activity, provided that such agreements shall establish the responsibilities pertaining to the operation and maintenance of police services including, but not limited to: (1) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of regular salaries, overtime, retirement and other employee benefits; and (2) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of equipment necessary to provide such police services; provided further, that the department may charge any recipients of police services for the cost of such services, as authorized by this item; provided further, that the department may retain the revenue so received and expend such revenue as necessary pursuant to this item to provide the agreed level of services; provided further, that the superintendent may expend from this item costs associated with joint federal and state law enforcement activities from federal reimbursements received therefore; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate................................................. $3,600,000

Highway Fund.......................... 100.0%

8100-0012.. The department of state police may expend for the costs of security services provided by state police officers, including overtime and administrative costs, an amount not to exceed $900,000 from fees charged for these services; provided, 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........................................................................... $900,000

8100-0020.. The department may expend an amount not to exceed $135,000 in fees charged for the use of the statewide telecommunications system for the maintenance of the system................................................................................ $135,000

8100-0101.. The department of state police may expend for the Governor’s Auto Theft Strike Force an amount not to exceed $331,200 from fees for services performed through the auto etching program and from assessments upon the insurance industry....................................... $331,200

Municipal Police Training Committee.

8200-0200.. For the operation of veteran, reserve and in-service training programs conducted by the municipal police training committee; provided, that the committee shall expend not less than $250,000 in accordance with chapter 30B of the General Laws, for training and technical assistance for chiefs of police and administrative or command personnel by: (a) a combination of training manuals, seminars, computer based training and distance learning; (b) research, drafting and mailing of monthly articles and presentations on legal and administration topics; (c) training presentations during and following monthly meetings of policy chiefs; (d) e-mail, toll-free consultation to chiefs on administrative issues and follow-up on seminar topics; (e) a statewide 3 day training conference on management, legal and leadership issues; provided further, that under no circumstances shall any expenditures authorized by this item be charged to item 8200-0222; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be provided for the purposes of additional rental and utility payments to the town of Boylston; and 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.................................................... $3,336,923

8200-0222.. The committee may collect and expend an amount not to exceed $1,363,500 for the purposes of providing training to new recruits; provided, that the committee shall charge $2,500 per recruit for the training; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the committee shall charge a fee of $2,500 per person for training programs operated by the committee for all persons who begin training on or after July 1, 2007; provided further, that the fee shall be retained and expended by the committee; provided further, that the trainee, or, if the trainee is a recruit, the municipality in which the recruit shall serve, shall provide the fee in full to the committee no later than the first day of orientation for the program in which such trainee or recruit has enrolled; provided further, that no recruit or person shall begin training unless the municipality or the person has provided the fee in full to the committee; provided further, that for recruits of municipalities, upon the completion of the program, the municipality shall deduct the fee from the recruit’s wages in 23 equal monthly installments, unless otherwise negotiated between the recruit and the municipality in which the recruit shall serve; provided further, that if a recruit withdraws from the training program before graduation, the committee shall refund the municipality in which the recruit was to have served a portion of the fee according to the following schedule: if a recruit withdraws from the program before the start of week 2, 75 per cent of the payment shall be refunded; if a recruit withdraws from the program after the start of week 2 but before the start of week 3, 50 per cent of the fee shall be refunded; if a recruit withdraws from the program after the start of week 3 but before the start of week 4, 25 per cent of the fee shall be refunded; if a recruit withdraws after the start of week 4, the fee shall not be refunded; provided further, that a recruit who withdraws from the program shall pay the municipality in which he was to have served the difference between the fee and the amount forfeited by the municipality according to the schedule; provided further, that the schedule shall also apply to trainees other than recruits who enroll in the program; provided further, that no expenditures shall be charged to this item that are not directly related to new recruit training; provided further, that no expenditures shall be charged to this item that are related to chief, veteran, in-service, or reserve training, or any training not directly related to new recruits; provided further, that the committee shall submit a report on the status of recruit training, including the number of classes, start and end dates of each class, total number of recruits enrolled and graduating in each class, cost per recruit and cost per class for fiscal years 2007 and 2008; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 1, 2008; and provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the committee may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payments not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system................................................................................................. $1,363,500

Department of Public Safety.

8311-1000.. For the administration of the department of public safety, including the board of building regulations and standards and the architectural access board; provided, that the department may charge fees for permitting the operation of amusement devices and to support the department’s participation in the National Council for Amusement and Recreational Equipment Safety; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the University of Massachusetts Lowell Environmental Health and Safety Department for the use of fire resistant intumescent/ refractory paint; provided further, that the department may charge fees for amusement operator certification; and provided further, that the salaries of the commissioner and the deputy commissioner of the department of public safety shall be paid from this item ................................................................................................$1,341,542

8315-1000.. For the administrative costs of the division of inspections; provided, that the expenses of the state boxing commission shall be paid from this item; provided further, that a doctor’s certificate from another state shall be accepted as evidence of an eye examination; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the salaries of the commissioner or deputy commissioner of public safety; provided further, that the department shall employ not less than 42 full-time equivalent elevator inspectors, including an additional engineer inspector; provided further, that such additional engineer inspector’s duties shall include, but not be limited to, administering pipefitter license examinations; provided further, that such an additional engineer inspector and elevator inspectors shall be regular state employees compensated from the AA object class of this item; provided further, that such additional engineer inspector position shall be in addition to any such positions added during fiscal year 1995; provided further, that the division shall develop reasonable rules or promulgate regulations for the granting of hardship fee exemptions to certain owners or persons in control of a building or domicile in which an elevator is operated; provided further, that the division shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the elevator inspection backlog not later than October 1, 2007; provided further, that the division shall develop and maintain an electronic database that shall include, but not be limited to, the location and a categorical classification of buildings in which inspections are conducted; and provided further, that the division shall inspect all elevators in the state house and the McCormack office building.............................................................................................................................. $5,096,358

8315-1020.. The department of public safety may expend not more than $1,818,600 in revenues collected from fees for annual elevator and amusement park ride inspections; provided, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the department and for the purposes of addressing the existing elevator inspection backlog; provided further, that the department shall make efforts to employ inspectors that will perform overnight and weekend inspections as their regular work shift; provided further, that the department shall provide a full waiver of the inspection fee for an individual who requires a wheelchair lift as a medical necessity and whose annual income does not exceed the maximum allowable federal SSI benefit, or $7,236 a year, whichever is greater; 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 as reported in the state accounting system.................................................... $1,818,600

8315-1025.. The department of public safety may collect and expend an amount not to exceed $80,000 for the purposes of providing state building code training and courses for instruction; provided, that the agency may charge fees for the classes and education materials associated with administering training; and provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating 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 as reported in the state accounting system............................................................................................................................... $80,000

Department of Fire Services.

The Governor has reduced the followng item and struck out certain language.
8324-0000.. For the administration of the department of fire services, including the state fire marshal’s office, the Boston Fire Department training academy, the hazardous materials emergency response program and the Massachusetts firefighting academy, including the Massachusetts fire training council certification program, municipal and non-municipal fire training, and expenses of the council and the operations of the Boston Fire Department training academy; provided, that the fire training program shall use the split days option; provided further, that $1,296,000 shall be provided for the Commonwealth’s Hazardous Material Response Teams; provided further, that $500,000 shall be provided for the Boston Fire Department Hazardous Material Response Teams; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the administration of the department of fire services, the state fire marshal’s office and the Massachusetts firefighting academy shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing fire, homeowners multiple peril or commercial multiple peril policies on property situated in the commonwealth and paid within 30 days after receiving notice of such assessment from the commissioner of insurance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the operation of the hazardous materials emergency response program shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing commercial multiple peril, non-liability portion, policies on property situated in the commonwealth and commercial auto liability policies as referenced in line 5.1 and line 19.4, respectively, in the most recent annual statement on file with the commissioner of insurance; 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; provided further, that not more than 10 per cent of the amount designated for the arson prevention program shall be expended for the administrative cost of the program; and provided further, that the expenses of the board of fire prevention regulations, under section 4 of chapter 22D of the General Laws, shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the expenses of the fire safety commission shall be paid from this item; provided further, that not less than $1,750,000 shall be provided for the Boston Fire Department training academy; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to Norfolk County to maintain and improve services of the Norfolk County Regional Fire and Rescue Dispatch Center; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the administration of a statewide program to provide for critical incident stress intervention for the fire departments of the cities, towns, and fire districts of the commonwealth including, but not limited to, consultant services, training, equipment and supplies...................... $14,557,596 $12,207,596

8324-0304.. The department of fire services is hereby authorized to expend for the purposes of enforcement and training an amount not to exceed $300,000 from revenue generated under chapter 148A of the General Laws and sections 8 and 9 of chapter 304 of the acts of 2004............ $300,000

8324-1101.. For the costs of the department for the enforcement of underground storage tank compliance standards set forth in sections 38B to 38I, inclusive, of chapter 148 of the General Laws and the rules and regulations adopted under those sections......................................... $109,282

Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The Governor has reduced the followng item and struck out certain language.
8400-0001.. For the administration and operation of the registry of motor vehicles, including the title division and including all rent and related parking and utility expenses of the registry; provided, that the positions of administrative assistant to the registrar, legislative assistant, executive assistant to the registrar and the director of employee relations shall not be subject to civil service laws and rules; provided further, that all expenditures related to computer automation shall be subject to satisfactory quarterly reviews by the information technology division and under schedules by the division; provided further, that 40 per cent of the costs of personnel services associated with the registry computer, which reflects the proportionate use of the computer by the merit rating board, shall be assessed to insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth, under section 183 of chapter 6 of the General Laws; provided further, that the registry shall operate a full-service branch in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that the registry shall operate an office in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $218,000 shall be expended to operate a license express office in the city of Lynn; provided further, that the registry shall operate a full service office in the town of Milford to be operated 5 days a week; provided further, the registry shall operate a license express office in the town of Walpole; provided further, that the registry shall operate a license express office in the town of Falmouth; provided further, that the registry may operate a full-service office in the city of Lowell; provided further, that the registry may operate a license express office in the Grove Hall neighborhood in the city of Boston; provided further, that the registry shall operate an office in the city of Taunton and the town of Plymouth which shall handle license business, learner’s permits, road testing and full service registration business to the general public; provided further, that the registry shall establish and maintain a record of all vehicles leased within the commonwealth for a period longer than 30 days; provided further, that the record shall include, but not be limited to, the names and addresses of the lessor and the lessee; provided further, that the registry shall take all steps necessary to improve customer service within existing resources; and provided further, that the registry may operate within the Springfield branch a one-stop international registration plan office for truck registrations to serve the counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire...................................................... $53,698,479 $53,480,479

Highway Fund.......................... 100.0%

8400-0016.. For the operation of the motorcycle safety program....................................................................................................... $252,607

8400-0100.. For the operation of the safe driver insurance plan authorized pursuant to section 113B of chapter 175 of the General Laws, including the rent, related parking and utility expenses of the merit rating board; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no safe driver insurance plan shall require the payment of an unsafe driver point surcharge for the first offense for non-criminal, motor vehicle traffic violations as described in chapter 90C of the General Laws........................................................................................................................................... $8,866,697

Highway Fund.......................... 100.0%

Military Division.

8700-0001.. For the operation of the military division, including the offices of the adjutant general and state quartermaster, the operation of the armories, the camp Curtis Guild rifle range and certain national guard aviation facilities; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 30 of the General Laws, certain military personnel in the military division may be paid salaries according to military pay grades; provided further, that the division may expend funds appropriated in this item for the administration of budgetary, procurement, fiscal, human resources, payroll and other administrative services; and provided further, that the adjutant general shall maintain a roster of Massachusetts veterans as directed by section 15 of chapter 33 of the General Laws ....................$7,345,030

8700-0005.. The military division may expend for the operation of the Pilgrim Power Plant mission an amount not to exceed $927,000 from fees for services provided by the division; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purposes 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 thereof as reported in the state accounting system.............................. $927,000

8700-1140.. The state quartermaster may expend an amount not to exceed $400,000 from revenues collected for the purposes described in this item; provided, that the state quartermaster may expend from fees collected for the non-military rental or use of armories for the costs of utilities and maintenance; and provided further, that the state quartermaster may expend an amount not to exceed $250,000 for salaries, subsistence, quarters, and associated costs for national guard soldiers ordered to perform state missions under chapter 33 of the General Laws, from revenues resulting from the acceptance of funds from any person, governmental entity or non-governmental entity to defray such expenses ......................................................... $400,000

8700-1150.. For reimbursement of the costs of the Massachusetts national guard tuition and fee waivers under section 19 of chapter 15A of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be distributed from this item prior to certification by the state and community colleges and the University of Massachusetts of the actual amount of tuition and fees waived for national guard members attending public institutions of higher education under said section 19 of said chapter 15A that would otherwise have been retained by the campuses, according to procedures and regulations promulgated by the military division of the Massachusetts national guard; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended through August 31, 2008 for the reimbursement of the tuition and fees waived for classes taken during the summer months; provided further, that the military division of the Massachusetts national guard and the board of higher education shall issue a joint report not later than February 15, 2008 on the implementation of this waiver; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the secretary of administration and finance, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on veterans and federal affairs and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education; and provided further, that the military division may expend funds from this item for administrative services................................................................................ $4,424,492

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-0001.. For the operations of the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be contingent upon the prior approval of the proper federal authorities....................................................................................................... $1,429,591

8800-0100.. For the nuclear safety preparedness program of the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided, that the costs of the program, including fringe benefits and indirect costs, shall be assessed upon Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees operating nuclear power generating facilities in the commonwealth; provided further, that the department of telecommunications and energy shall develop an equitable method of apportioning such assessments among such licensees; and provided further, that such assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department................................................................................................................................................................ $404,075

8800-0200.. For the Seabrook nuclear safety preparedness and radiological emergency response plan evaluations program; provided, that the cost of the program, including associated fringe benefits and indirect costs, shall be assessed on electric companies in the commonwealth which own, in whole or in part, or purchase power from, nuclear power plants located outside the commonwealth whose nuclear power plant areas, as defined in section 2B of chapter 639 of the acts of 1950, include communities located within the commonwealth and shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that the department of telecommunications and energy shall develop an equitable method of apportioning such assessments among the licensees; provided further, that such assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, “electric companies” shall mean all persons, firms, associations and private corporations which own or operate works or a distributing plant for the manufacture and sale or distribution and sale of electricity within the commonwealth; and provided further, that the term “electric company” shall not include municipalities or municipal light plants......................................................................................................... $289,334

8800-0300.. For environmental monitoring of the nuclear power plant in Seabrook, New Hampshire including a continuous real-time radiological monitoring system for Massachusetts cities and towns located within the emergency planning zone of the nuclear power plant; provided, that the cost of this item, including any applicable fringe benefits and indirect costs, shall be assessed on electric companies in Massachusetts which own, in whole or in part, or purchase power from the Seabrook nuclear power plant; provided further, that the department of telecommunications and energy shall develop an equitable method of apportioning such assessments among the licensees; provided further, that such assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department; provided further, that for the purposes of said item, electric companies shall be defined as all persons, firms, associations and private corporations which own or operate works or distribute electricity in the commonwealth; provided further, that the term ‘electric companies’ shall not include municipalities or municipal light plants; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Phase 3 of the monitoring update for C-10 of Newburyport; provided further, that this expense shall be apportioned according to the formula stated above; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2008 the results of the monitoring project between the department and the citizens monitoring group, including but not limited to, the reasons for increases and decreases in radiation levels ......................................................... $165,356

Department of Correction.

8900-0001.. For the operation of the commonwealth’s department of correction; provided, that the department shall expend not less than $1,010,500 to cities and towns hosting facilities; provided further, that one-half of the number of inmates incarcerated at Souza Baranowski correctional center shall be deemed to be incarcerated within a correctional facility in the town of Shirley and one-half shall be deemed to be incarcerated within a correctional facility in the town of Lancaster; provided further, that before closing any correctional facility, the commissioner of corrections and the secretary of public safety shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and public safety on the per-inmate cost of incarceration in the closing facility, and the per-inmate cost in the facilities to which inmates will be moved; provided further, the commissioner of corrections and the secretary of public safety shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and public safety before January 1 of each year the point score compiled by the department of correction’s objective classification system for all prisoners confined in each prison operated by the department; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be provided for the Dismas House in Worcester; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $750,000 to the municipality hosting the facility at Cedar Junction; provided further, that in an effort to monitor and reduce current levels of over-classification, the department of correction shall provide quarterly reports to the joint committee on public safety and the house and senate committees on ways and means with data on the number of prisoners at each security level; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be provided for the Aid to Incarcerated Mothers organization; provided further, that the department may expend funds appropriated in this item for the administration of budgetary, procurement, fiscal, human resources, payroll and other administrative services of the parole board and the sex offender registry board; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Black Men of Greater Springfield, Inc. so-called, in Springfield to act as the lead agency for programs to reduce incarcerations, recidivism, gang-violence, and promote good citizenship; and provided further, that $192,000 shall be expended for the community that hosts the Bay State Correctional Center......................................................... $474,260,601

8900-0010.. For prison industries and farm services................................................................................................................ $2,798,980

8900-0011.. For a prison industries and farm services revenue retention account; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $2,600,000 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees of the program; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system....................................................................................... $2,600,000

8900-0045.. The department of correction may expend for the operation of the department, including personnel-related expenses, an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $900,000 from these reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited in the General Fund before the retention by the department of any of these reimbursements; 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 as reported in the state accounting system................................................................................ $3,000,000

8900-1100.. For re-entry programs at the department of corrections intended to reduce recidivism rates; provided, that said programs shall be in addition to those provided in fiscal year 2006; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 be expended for the operation of SPAN, Inc. ..................... $1,200,000

County Correction.

The Governor has reduced the followng item and struck out certain language.
8910-0000.. For a reserve to fund county correctional programs; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be distributed among the sheriffs departments of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties by the county government finance review board upon prior notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be in addition to and contingent on item 1599-7092; provided further, that funds made available to Plymouth county may be expended for operating and debt service costs associated with state inmates housed in the Plymouth county facility, pursuant to clauses 3 and 4 of the Memorandum of Agreement signed May 14, 1992; provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall be paid to the treasurer of each county who shall place the funds in a separate account within the treasury of each such county; provided further, that the treasurer shall authorize temporary transfers into this account for operation and maintenance of jails and houses of correction in advance of receipt of the amount distributed by the commonwealth under this item; provided further, that upon receipt of the state distribution, the treasurer may transfer out of such account an amount equal to the funds so advanced; provided further, that all funds deposited in such accounts and any interest accruing thereto shall be used solely for the functions of the sheriffs’ departments of the various counties including, but not limited to, maintenance and operation of jails and houses of correction, without further appropriation; provided further, that the sheriff’s department of each county shall reimburse the county treasurer of each county for personnel-related expenses, with the exception of salaries, attributable to the operations of the sheriff’s department of each county heretofore paid by the county including, but not limited to, the cost of employee benefits; provided further, that the spending plans required by this item shall be developed by the county government finance review board, in consultation with the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association; provided further, that in accordance with section 247 of chapter 38 of the acts of 1995, all spending plans shall be detailed by object class and object code in accordance with the expenditure classification requirements promulgated by the comptroller; provided further, that such spending plans shall be accompanied by a delineation of all personnel employed by each county correctional facility including, but not limited to, position, title, classification, rank, grade, salary and full-time or part-time status; provided further, that such spending plans shall be accompanied by a delineation of all vehicles leased, owned or operated by each county sheriff; provided further, that no sheriff shall purchase any new vehicles or major equipment in fiscal year 2008 unless such purchase is made pursuant to a multicounty or regionalized collaborative procurement arrangement or unless such purchase is directly related to significant population increase or is otherwise necessary to address an immediate and unanticipated public safety crisis and is approved by the county government finance review board and the executive office of public safety; provided further, that notwithstanding the other provisions in this item, sheriffs may purchase “marked” prisoner transportation vans, upon notification to the county government finance review board; provided further, that notwithstanding any special law to the contrary, no county treasurer shall retain revenues derived by the sheriffs from commissions on telephone service provided to inmates or detainees; provided further, that the revenues shall be retained by the sheriffs not subject to further appropriation for use in a canteen fund; provided further, that the county government finance review board and the executive office of public safety shall identify and develop county correction expenditures which shall be reduced through shared contracts, regionalized services, bulk purchasing and other centralized procurement savings programs; provided further, that the daily count sheet for county facilities, compiled by the executive office of public safety, shall be filed with the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association not less than monthly; provided further, that all revenues including, but not limited to, revenue received from housing federal prisoners, United States Marshals, canteen revenues, inmate industries and work-crew revenues shall be tracked and reported quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association; provided further, that on or before August 15, 2007, each county sheriff shall submit a final spending plan for fiscal year 2008 to the county government finance review board and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the level of resources deemed necessary for the operation of each county correctional facility and the expenditures which shall be reduced to remain within the appropriation; provided further, that failure by a county sheriff to comply with any provision of this item shall result in a reduction of subsequent quarterly payments to amounts consistent with a rate of expenditure of 95 per cent of the rate of expenditure for fiscal year 2007, as determined by the county government finance review board; provided further, that each sheriff shall submit to the executive office of public safety and the house and senate committees on ways and means copies of such spending plans not later than August 15, 2007; provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Reentry Program; provided further, that on or before September 15, 2007, the county government finance review board shall have approved final fiscal year 2008 county correction budgets; provided further, that the county government finance review board shall provide the executive office of public safety and the house and senate committees on ways and means with copies of such approved budgets not later than October 15, 2007; provided further, that such budgets shall include distribution schedules for the final 2 quarters of fiscal year 2008 and such plans shall be used to make all subsequent quarterly distributions; provided further, that services shall be provided to the extent determined to be possible within the amount appropriated in this item and each sheriff shall make all necessary adjustments to ensure that expenditures do not exceed the appropriation; provided further, that each county shall expend during fiscal year 2008, for the operation of county jails and houses of correction and other statutorily authorized facilities and functions of the office of the sheriff, in addition to the amount distributed from this item, not less than 102.5 per cent of the amount expended in fiscal year 2007 for such purposes from own-source revenues, which shall not be less than 5 per cent of total county revenues including, but not limited to, amounts levied pursuant to sections 30 and 31 of chapter 35 of the General Laws and amounts provided pursuant to sections 11 to 13, inclusive, of chapter 64D of the General Laws; provided further, that in fiscal year 2008, those counties which have not met maintenance of effort obligations in prior fiscal years shall expend not less than the minimum contribution, as defined above from own-source revenues; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions stated in this item, the maintenance of effort obligations for Suffolk county shall be 4 per cent of the total fiscal year 2008 Suffolk county correction operating budget as approved by the county government finance review board; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the deputy commissioner of local services shall certify on or before May 15, 2008 that all municipalities have appropriated and transferred to their respective county treasuries, not less than 102.5 per cent of the municipality’s prior year obligations or minimum contributions as defined above, whichever is greater, for county corrections; provided further, that if a municipality fails to transfer such obligation, the deputy commissioner shall withhold an amount equal to the shortfall in the obligation due to the county from such municipality’s fourth quarter local aid “cherry sheet” distribution, authorized from item 0611-5500 of section 2 and from funds made available from the State Lottery Fund distribution in section 3; provided further, that on or before August 1, 2007, the deputy commissioner shall report all such withholdings to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that in fiscal year 2008, notwithstanding section 20A of chapter 59 of the General Laws, any county except Suffolk and Nantucket may increase its county tax for the fiscal year by an additional amount if the total amount of such additional county tax is approved by two-thirds of the cities and towns in the county, in towns by a majority vote of the town meeting or town council, and in cities by a majority vote of the city council or board of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor or manager; and provided further, that each sheriff funded from this item shall report on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than September 30, 2007.............................................................................. $191,352,937 $191,292,937

8910-0002.. For the administration of a sex offender warrant unit program in the Barnstable county sheriff’s office; provided, that the unit shall support the regional Cape Cod sex offender management task force, provide address verification and maintain a regional sex offender database for local law enforcement....................................................................................................................... $155,040

8910-0003.. For 2 regional behavioral evaluation and stabilization units to provide forensic mental health services within existing physical facilities for incarcerated persons in the care of correctional facilities in the commonwealth; provided, that 1 unit shall be located in Hampden county to serve the needs of incarcerated persons in the care of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties; provided further, that 1 unit shall be located in Middlesex County to serve the needs of incarcerated persons in the care of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Nantucket, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties; provided further, that the services of the units shall be made available to incarcerated persons in the care of the department of correction; provided further, that the Massachusetts sheriffs’ association, in conjunction with the department of correction, shall prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the number of incarcerated persons in facilities located in counties that were provided services in each unit; (b) the number of incarcerated persons in department of correction facilities that were provided services in each unit; (c) the alleviation in caseload at Bridgewater state hospital associated with fewer incarcerated persons in the care of counties being attended to at the hospital; and (d) the estimated and projected cost-savings in fiscal year 2008 to the sheriff departments and the department of correction associated with the regional units; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2008; and provided further, that the department of mental health shall maintain monitoring and quality review functions of the units.............................................................. $2,600,000

8910-0010.. For the purpose of funding expenses for services provided to inmates of county correctional facilities by the department of public health Lemuel Shattuck hospital in fiscal year 2008; provided, that the department shall notify the county government finance review board and the comptroller of all such expenses; provided further, that not more than 30 days after receiving such notification, the board shall certify to the comptroller the amount of these expenses to be charged to this item; provided further, that upon receiving such certification, the comptroller shall effect the transfer of such amount from this item to item 4590-0903 in section 2B; and provided further, that these actual and projected payments shall be considered expenditures within each county spending plan and shall be reflected as such in proposed spending plans required by 8910-0000 in section 2............................................................... $2,700,829

Sheriffs.

8910-0102.. For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of Hampden county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2007; and provided further, that $88,000 shall be expended for a re-entry initiative program within the Hampden sheriff’s department.................................................................................. $68,251,483

8910-0105.. For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of Worcester county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2007......................................................................... $44,841,583

8910-0107.. For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of Middlesex county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2007......................................................................... $64,445,324

8910-0108.. For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of Franklin county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2007.......................................................................... $8,513,355

8910-0110.. For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of Hampshire county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2007; and provided further, that $225,000 shall be expended for the lease payments for modular units located at 205 Rock Hill Road in the city of Northampton.................................................................. $12,361,376

8910-0145.. For the operation of the jail, house of correction, and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of Berkshire county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2007......................................................................... $15,347,658

8910-0160.. For a retained revenue account for the Middlesex sheriff’s department for reimbursements from the federal government for costs associated with the incarceration of federal inmates at the Billerica house of correction; provided, that the department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $850,000 from revenues collected from the incarceration of federal inmates; 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; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system............................................................... $850,000

8910-0188.. The Franklin sheriff’s department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $1,300,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, 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................................................................................................................ $1,300,000

8910-0445.. The Berkshire sheriff’s department may expend an amount not to exceed $200,000 from revenues generated from the operation of the Berkshire county communication center’s 911 dispatch operations and other law enforcement related activities, including the Berkshire county sheriff prison industries program; provided, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ................................................................................................$200,000

8910-0446.. The Berkshire sheriff’s department may expend an amount not to exceed $1,100,000 from revenues collected from the city of Pittsfield public school system; provided, 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 sheriff’s office 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; and provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ................................................................................................................................................$1,100,000

8910-0619.. For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of Essex county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2007........................................................................................ $44,503,974

8910-0888.. For a prison industries revenue retention account for the Franklin sheriff’s department; provided, that the department may expend any amount not to exceed $100,000 from revenues collected from the sale and production of printed materials manufactured at the sheriff department’s print shop; provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system. ................................................................................................................................................$100,000

8910-1000.. For a prison industries revenue retention account for the Hampden sheriff’s department; provided, that the department may expend any amount not to exceed $1,594,460 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities, reimbursement for community service projects and compensation of employees of the program; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ....................................................... $1,594,460

8910-1100.. For a prison industries revenue retention account for the Middlesex sheriff’s department; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $150,000 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees of the program; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system......................................................................................... $150,000

8910-1111.. The Hampshire sheriff’s department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $163,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $150,000 from the reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited into the General Fund before the retention by the department of any of these reimbursements; 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 as reported in the state accounting system...................................................................................................... $163,000

8910-1112.. The Hampshire county sheriff may expend for the operation of the Hampshire county regional lockup at the Hampshire county jail an amount not to exceed $900,000 in revenue; provided, that that the sheriff shall enter into agreements to provide detention services to various law enforcement agencies and municipalities and shall determine and collect fees for those detentions from the law enforcement agencies and municipalities.................$900,000

8910-2222.. The Hampden sheriff’s department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $320,000 from revenues received from federal inmate and federal overtime reimbursements; provided, that $312,000 from the reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited into the General Fund before the retention by the department of any of these reimbursements; 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 ................................................................................................$320,000

8910-6619.. The Essex sheriff’s department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $150,000 from the reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited quarterly into the General Fund before the retention by the department of any of these revenues as certified by the comptroller; provided further, that the quarterly payments shall total $600,000 in fiscal year 2008; provided, that said sheriff may expend from this item costs associated with joint federal and state law enforcement activities from federal reimbursements received; 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 as reported in the state accounting system.................................................................................................................................................... $2,000,000

8910-7101.. For the operation of the Massachusetts sheriffs’ association; provided, that the sheriffs shall appoint persons to serve as executive director, assistant executive director and research director and other staff positions as necessary for the purpose of coordination and standardization of services and programs, the collection and analysis of data related to incarceration and recidivism and generation of reports, technical assistance and training to ensure standardization in organization, operations, and procedures; provided further, that this staff shall not be subject to section 45 of chapter 30 or chapter 31 of the General Laws and shall serve at the will and pleasure of a majority of sheriffs; provided further, that the executive director of the association shall submit a report that shows the amounts of all grants awarded to each sheriff in fiscal year 2008; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008 ............................................................... $344,400

Parole Board.

8950-0001.. For the operation of the parole board................................................................................................................. $17,593,969

8950-0002.. For the victim and witness assistance program of the parole board under chapter 258B of the General Laws......................... $286,710

8950-0008.. For the operation of the parole board’s sex offender management program and the supervision of high-risk offenders, the parole board may expend an amount not to exceed $600,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for parolee supervision; provided, that the parole board shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2008, which shall include, but not be limited to, the number of parolees participating in the program and the reincarceration rate of participating parolees........... $600,000

DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

9110-0100.. For the operation of the executive office and regulation of assisted living facilities; provided, that the secretary shall continue to support community care ombudsman services; and provided further, that the executive office of elder affairs shall report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means the number of assisted living units certified and the total revenues generated from application and certification fees for such units................. $2,916,031

The Governor has reduced this item by $3,286,599
9110-1455.. For the costs of the drug insurance program authorized by section 39 of chapter 19A of the General Laws; provided, that amounts received by the executive office of elder affairs’ vendor as premium revenue for this program may be retained and expended by the vendor for the purposes of the program; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be made available for the operation of the pharmacy outreach program established by section 4C of said chapter 19A; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, prescription drug coverage or benefits payable by the executive office of elder affairs, and the entities with which it has contracted for administration of the subsidized catastrophic drug insurance program pursuant to said section 39 of said chapter 19A, shall be the payer of last resort for this program for eligible persons with regard to any other third-party prescription coverage or benefits available to such eligible persons; provided further, that the executive office shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days in advance of any action to limit or cap the number of enrollees in the program; provided further, that this program is subject to appropriation and expenditures shall not exceed, in fiscal year 2008, the amount authorized in this item; provided further, that no action shall be taken to expand the benefits of the program, extend benefits to additional populations or reduce cost sharing in the program without approval of the general court; provided further, that the department shall file all legislation required to implement such actions for review and analysis by the general court; provided further, that the executive office shall take steps for the coordination of benefits with the Medicare prescription drug benefit created pursuant to the federal Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, to ensure that Massachusetts residents take advantage of said benefit; provided further, that the department shall provide assistance for prescription drug costs to enrollees who qualify for Medicare Part D as well as assistance for premiums, deductibles, payments, and co-payments required by the Part D or Medicare Advantage plans; or by other plans which provide creditable prescription drug coverage as defined by section 104 of said Medicare Modernization Act, and which provide coverage of the cost of prescription drugs actuarially equal to or better than that provided by Medicare Part D; provided further, that the secretary shall not implement cost sharing increases during fiscal year 2008 unless the executive office has given 90 days notice to the general court and has received approval of the proposed plan from a majority of the general court; provided further, that a person shall also be eligible to enroll in the program at any time within a year after reaching age 65; and provided further, that the department shall allow those who meet the program eligibility criteria to enroll in the program at any time during the year.............................................................................................. $63,791,054 $60,504,455

9110-1500.. For the provision of enhanced home care services, including case management to elders who meet the eligibility requirements of the home care program and who need services above the level customarily provided under the program to remain safely at home, including elders previously enrolled in the managed care in housing, enhanced community options, and chronic care enhanced services programs; provided further, that the secretary shall actively seek to obtain federal financial participation for any and all services provided to seniors who qualify for medicaid benefits pursuant to the section 2176 waiver; provided further, that the executive office shall collect income data on persons receiving services provided in this item; provided further, that the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the population served by this item delineated by both 2007 federal poverty line income levels and 2007 social security income standards; provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than February 1, 2008; and provided further, that the executive office shall submit a report not later than October 15, 2007 to the house and senate committees on ways and means which shall include the number of individuals on a waiting list for these services on October 1, 2007, compared to the number of individuals on a waiting list on July 1, 2007 ................................................................................................................................................. $47,410,832

9110-1604.. For the operation of the supportive senior housing program at state or federally-assisted housing sites; provided, that the funds shall be expended to fully fund existing sites.................................................................................................................. $4,188,633

9110-1630.. For the operation of the elder home care program, including contracts with aging service access points or other qualified entities for the home care program, home care, health aides, home health and respite services and other services provided to the elderly; provided, that a sliding fee shall be charged to qualified elders; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may waive collection of sliding fees in cases of extreme financial hardship; provided further, that not more than $7,500,000 in revenues accrued from sliding fees shall be retained by the individual home care corporations without re-allocation by the executive office of elder affairs, and shall be expended for the purposes of the home care program, consistent with guidelines to be issued by the executive office; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the receipt and expenditure of revenues accrued from the sliding fees; provided further, that the executive office shall report monthly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on the amount expended from this item for purchase of service expenditures by category of service as set forth in 651 C.M.R. 3.01 and 651 C.M.R. 3.06; provided further, that no rate increase shall be awarded in fiscal year 2008 which would cause a reduction in client services or the number of clients served; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item to pay for salary increases for direct service workers who provide state-funded homemaker and home health aid services which would cause a reduction in client services; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed 3 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item to item 9110-1633 for case management services and the administration of the home care program..................................................... $105,224,938

9110-1633.. For the operation of the elder home care case management program, including contracts with aging service access points, or other qualified entities for home care case management services and the administration of the home care corporations funded through item 9110-1630 and item 9110-1500; provided, that such contracts shall include the costs of administrative personnel, home care case managers, travel, rent and other costs deemed appropriate by the executive office of elder affairs; provided further that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the enhancement of management information systems; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed 3 per cent of the funds appropriated herein to item 9110-1630 ...................................................................................................................................... $39,869,177

9110-1636.. For the elder protective services program, including protective services case management, guardianship services, the statewide elder abuse hotline, and the elder-at-risk program; provided, that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for money management services $15,009,445

9110-1640.. For the Geriatric Mental Health Services program, including residential care, case management, and day treatment services, to deinstitutionalize or divert elders with serious and persistent mental illness from institutionalized settings............................... $225,000

9110-1650.. For the family caregivers program........................ $250,000

9110-1660 . For congregate and shared housing services for the elderly; provided, that $375,000 shall be expended for an aging-in-place pilot project operated by of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston (JF&CS) in Brookline and Malden, and by Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS/MW) in Framingham; provided further, that not less than $216,000 shall be allocated to the Helping Elders at Risk Through Homes (HEARTH) program; provided further, that $150,000 shall be used to fully fund a supportive housing program at Edward F Doolan Apartments in the city of Fall River; provided further, that an amount $75,000 shall be expended for the Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts to implement the Aging-Well at Home Program in Springfield; provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended to fund the aging-in-place pilot project operated by the Jewish Family Service of the North Shore in Swampscott; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the multicultural Alzheimer’s service project of Springfield; and provided further that not less than $50,000 be expended for the Tuttle House facility in Dorchester............ $2,622,873

9110-1700.. For residential assessment and placement programs for homeless elders; provided, that $50,000 shall be expended for Living Waters Ministry of Hope for homeless outreach programs...................................................................................................................... $350,000

9110-1900.. For the elder lunch program; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for a youth/elder outreach position at the Roche Family Community Center in West Roxbury; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Senior FarmShare program; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Grandparents as Parents Initiative; and provided further that $350,000 shall be expended for Community Physicians Associates for the purposes of administering a geriatrics program which shall include, but not be limited to inpatient care, outpatient care, rehabilitation and post-acute care, long-term care and assisted living counseling, and education of caregivers.......................................... $6,325,303

9110-9002.. For the local services program for grants to the councils on aging and for grants to or contracts with non-public entities which are consortia or associations of councils on aging; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, all monies appropriated in this item shall be expended in accordance with the distribution schedules for formula and incentive grants established by the secretary; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be provided to the LGBT Aging; and provided further, that such distribution schedules shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means............ $7,885,000

LEGISLATURE.

Senate.

9500-0000.. For the operation of the Senate....................................................................................................................... $18,964,007

House of Representatives.

9600-0000.. For the operation of the house of representatives.............................................................................................. $33,658,753

Joint Legislative Expenses.

9700-0000.. For the joint operations of the legislature............................................................................................................ $6,980,895

Commission on the Status of Women.

0950-0000.. For the commission on the status of women........................................................................................................ $248,900

SECTION 2B. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the agencies listed in this section may expend the amounts listed in this section for the provision of services to agencies listed in section 2. All expenditures made pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a corresponding transfer of funds from an account listed in section 2 to the Intragovernmental Service Fund, established by section 2Q of chapter 29 of the General Laws. All revenues and other inflows shall be based on rates published by the seller agency that are developed in accordance with cost principles established by the United States Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87, “Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments.” All rates shall be published within 30 days of the enactment of this section. No expenditures shall be made from the Intragovernmental Service Fund which would cause that fund to be in deficit at the close of fiscal year 2008. All authorizations in this section shall be charged to the Intragovernmental Service Fund and shall not be subject to section 5D of chapter 29 of the General Laws. Any balance remaining in that fund at the close of fiscal year 2008 shall be transferred to the General Fund.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

0511-0003.. For the costs of providing electronic and other publications purchased from the state bookstore, for commission fees, notary fees and for direct access to the secretary’s computer library......................................................................................................... $16,000

0511-0235.. For the costs of obsolete records destruction incurred by the office of the secretary of state; provided, that state agencies, including the judicial branch, may be charged for the destruction of their obsolete records by the records center where appropriate; provided further, that the secretary of state may expend revenues not to exceed $100,000 of such funds received for the costs of such obsolete record destruction; and provided further, that such fees shall be charged on an equitable basis.................................................................................................... $100,000

Office of the State Comptroller.

1000-0005.. For the cost of the single state audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008; provided, that the comptroller is hereby authorized to charge other appropriations and federal grants for the cost of said audit......................................................... $750,000

1000-0008.. For the costs of operating and managing the MMARS and New MMARS accounting system for fiscal year 2008................. $2,349,100

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

The Governor disapproved the following language as indicated.
1102-3224.. For the costs for the Leverett Saltonstall lease and occupancy payments; provided, that the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before the first of each month beginning July 1, 2007 a monthly report on the agencies that currently, or will during fiscal year 2008 occupy space in the Saltonstall building, their rental costs, utility costs, parking space allocation, floor space, lease dates, all services included in the lease and all services that the agencies are obligated to fund beyond the lease payments; and provided further, that the report shall include both estimated payments and prior expenditures $11,217,734

Bureau of State Office Buildings.

1102-3333.. For the operation and maintenance of state buildings, including reimbursement for overtime expenses, materials and contract services purchased in performing renovations and related services for agencies occupying state buildings or for services rendered to approved entities using state facilities ................................................................................................................................. $165,000

1102-3336.. For the operation and maintenance of the space in the Hurley state office building occupied by the division of unemployment assistance ....................................................................................................................................................... $3,318,743

Reserves.

1599-2040.. For the payment of prior year deficiencies based upon schedules provided to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided, that the comptroller may charge departments’ current fiscal year appropriations and transfer to such item amounts equivalent to the amounts to any prior year deficiency, subject to the conditions stated in this item; provided further, that the comptroller shall only assess chargebacks to those current fiscal year appropriations when the account to which the chargeback is applied is the same account to which the prior year deficiency pertains or, if there is no such account, to the current fiscal year appropriation for the general administration of the department that administered the account to which the prior year deficiency pertains; provided further, that no chargeback shall be made which would cause a deficiency in any current fiscal year item; provided further, that the comptroller shall report with such schedule a detailed reason for the prior year deficiency on all chargebacks assessed that exceed $1,000 including the amount of the chargeback, the item and object class charged; and provided further, that the comptroller shall report on a quarterly basis on all chargebacks assessed, including the amount of the chargeback, the item, object class charged and the reason for the prior year deficiency ........................ $10,000,000

1599-3100.. For the cost of the commonwealth’s employer contributions to the Unemployment Compensation Fund and the Medical Security Trust Fund; provided, that the secretary for administration and finance shall authorize the collection, accounting and payment of such contributions; and provided further, that in executing these responsibilities the comptroller may charge in addition to individual appropriation accounts certain non-appropriated funds in amounts that are computed on the same basis as the commonwealth’s contributions are determined, including expenses, interest expense or related charges......... $26,600,000

Division of Human Resources.

1750-0101.. For the cost of goods and services rendered in administering training programs, including the cost of training unit staff; provided, that the division shall charge to other items for the cost of participants enrolled in programs sponsored by the division or to state agencies employing such participants; provided further, that the division may collect from participating state agencies a fee sufficient to cover administrative costs of the commonwealth’s performance recognition programs and to expend such fees for goods and services rendered in the administration of these programs; and provided further, that the division may charge and collect from participating state agencies a fee sufficient to cover administrative costs and expend such fees for goods and services rendered in the administration of information technology services related to the human resources compensation management system program...................... $200,000

1750-0105.. For the cost of workers’ compensation paid to public employees; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge other items or state agencies for costs incurred on behalf of these state agencies; provided further, that the secretary may transfer workers’ compensation-related fringe benefit assessments from federal grants and trust accounts to this item; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item that would cause the item to be deficient; provided further, that the secretary shall provide projected costs of workers’ compensation costs incurred by agencies in fiscal year 2008 to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 29, 2008; provided further, that in accordance with chapter 177 of the acts of 2001, the secretary of administration and finance shall charge state agencies in fiscal year 2008 as provided in this item for workers’ compensation costs, including related administrative expenses incurred on behalf of the employees of the agencies; provided further, that administrative expenses shall be allocated; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall administer the charges on behalf of the secretary, and may establish such rules and procedures as deemed necessary to implement this item; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall: (1) notify agencies regarding the chargeback methodology to be used in fiscal year 2008; (2) notify agencies of the amount of their estimated workers compensation charges for the fiscal year; and (3) require agencies to encumber funds in an amount sufficient to meet the estimated charges; provided further, that the estimated charges for each agency in the fiscal year shall be not less than the amount of the actual workers’ compensation costs, including related administrative expenses, incurred by each such agency in fiscal year 2007, and may include such additional amounts as the human resources division finds necessary under regulations adopted under this item; provided further, that the division may adopt a program of incentives for agencies to reduce agencies’ claims; provided further, that for any agency that fails within 30 days of the effective date of this act to encumber funds sufficient to meet the estimated charges, the comptroller shall so encumber funds on behalf of that agency; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall: (1) determine the amount of the actual workers’ compensation costs incurred by each agency in the preceding month, including related administrative expenses; (2) notify each agency of the amounts; and (3) charge the amounts to each agency’s accounts as estimates of the costs to be incurred in the current month; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any balance remaining in the Intergovernmental Service Fund, at the close of fiscal year 2007 shall be transferred to the General Fund; provided further, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2007 in an amount not to exceed 5 per cent of the amount authorized shall remain in the Intergovernmental Service Fund and is hereby re-authorized for expenditures for such item in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that the personnel administrator may expend in fiscal year 2008 for hospital, physician, benefit, and other costs related to workers’ compensation for employees of state agencies, including administrative expenses; and provided further, that such expenditures may include payments for medical services provided to claimants in prior fiscal years, as well as compensation benefits and associated costs for prior fiscal years.......................................................................................... $56,401,355

1750-0106.. For the workers’ compensation litigation unit, including the costs of personnel................................................ $614,000

Operational Services Division.

1775-0800.. For the purchase, operation and repair of certain vehicles and for the cost of operating and maintaining all vehicles that are leased by other agencies, including the costs of personnel ............................................................ $7,600,000

1775-1000.. For printing, photocopying, and related graphic art or design work, including all necessary incidental expenses and liabilities; provided, that the secretary for administration and finance shall charge to other items of appropriation within the agencies of the executive branch for such services, including the costs of personnel ....................................................................................................... $1,000,000

Information Technology Division.

1790-0200.. For the cost of computer resources and services provided by the information technology division in accordance with the policies, procedures and rates approved by the secretary for administration and finance, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment, that are centrally billed to the commonwealth; provided, that the secretary shall charge other items of appropriation for the cost of the resources and services; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, charges for the cost of computer resources and services provided by the bureau of computer services for the design, development, and production of reports and information related to the analysis, development and production of appropriations bills and other legislation shall not be charged to any item of appropriation of the executive office for administration and finance, the house of representatives, the senate or any joint legislative account in fiscal year 2008; provided further, that the bureau shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means summarizing the total charges, payments and services provided for the preceding quarter from each department charged to this item; provided further, that the reports shall include, but not be limited to, a delineation of the rates charged to each department as approved by the secretary for administration and finance for each service performed by the division; and provided further, that the secretary for administration and finance shall establish regulations, procedures and a schedule of fees including, but not limited to, the development and distribution of forms and instructions, including the costs of personnel ....................................................................................................... $49,000,000

1790-0400.. For the purchase, delivery, handling of and contracting for supplies, postage and related equipment and other incidental expenses provided pursuant to section 51 of chapter 30 of the General Laws ................................................$2,282,047

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

2001-1002.. For the costs of data processing and related computer and mapping services, the distribution of digital cartographic and other data, the review of environmental notification forms pursuant to sections 61 to 62H, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws and for the staff and printing of the Environmental Monitor .................................................................................................................. $350,000

2030-1002.. For the costs of overtime and special details provided by the office of environmental law enforcement ........................... $160,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0102.. For the cost of transportation services for health and human services clients and the operation of the health and human services transportation office.................................................................................. $7,252,388

4000-0103.. For the costs of core administrative functions performed within the executive office of health and human services; provided, that the secretary of the executive office of health and human services may, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, identify administrative activities and functions common to the separate agencies, departments, offices, divisions, and commissions within the executive office and may designate such functions “core administrative functions” in order to improve administrative efficiency and preserve fiscal resources; provided further, that common functions that may be designated core administrative functions include, human resources, financial management, information technology, legal and facilities; provided further, that all employees performing functions so designated may be employed by the executive office, and the executive office shall charge the agencies, departments, offices, divisions, and commissions for such services; provided further, that upon the designation of a function as a core administrative function, the employees of each agency, department, office, or commission who perform such core administrative functions may be transferred to the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the reorganization shall not impair the civil service status of any such transferred employee who immediately before the effective date of this act either holds a permanent appointment in a position classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws or has tenure in a position by reason of section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws; and provided further, that nothing in this item shall impair or change an employee’s status, rights, or benefits under chapter 150E of the General Laws....................................................... $26,632,346

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

4125-0122.. For the costs of interpreter services provided by commission staff; provided, that the costs of personnel may be charged to this item; and provided further, that for the purpose 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 ......................................................... $200,000

Department of Public Health.

4510-0108.. For the costs of pharmaceutical drugs and services provided by the state office for pharmacy services in this section called SOPS; provided, that SOPS shall notify in writing all agencies listed below of their obligations under this item by July 31, 2007; provided further, that SOPS shall provide pharmacy services for the following agencies: the department of public health, the department of mental health, the department of mental retardation, the department of correction, and the sheriff’s departments of Franklin, Hampden and Plymouth; provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, the department of youth services, and the sheriff’s departments of Worcester, Middlesex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Barnstable and Dukes shall submit reports to SOPS, the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the secretary of administration and finance, not later than September 15, 2007, detailing their pharmaceutical drug and service costs for fiscal year 2007; provided further, that on December 1, 2007, SOPS shall become the sole provider of pharmacy services for any agency failing to submit said report and for any agency who fails to submit all of the information required by SOPS to perform an adequate cost analysis; provided further, that not later than December 15, 2007 SOPS shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance detailing the cost estimates for SOPS to provide the same level of service as the current provider of pharmacy services for: the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, the department of youth services, and the sheriff’s departments of Worcester, Middlesex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol, Barnstable and Dukes; provided further, that if the report provides data indicating that SOPS can provide the same level of service more cost effectively than the present provider of pharmacy services, then 30 days after the submission of said report SOPS shall become the pharmacy service provider for those agencies; provided further, that SOPS shall continue to work to reduce medication costs, provide standardized policies and procedures in a clinically responsible manner, provide comprehensive data analysis and improve the quality of clinical services; provided further, that SOPS shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means by June 30, 2008, on the savings realized by each agency listed above in comparison to their pharmacy costs in fiscal year 2007; and provided further, that the report shall also provide recommendations for the inclusion of other entities that may realize a cost savings by joining SOPS.............................................. $45,786,520

4590-0901.. For the costs of medical services provided at public health hospitals pursuant to a schedule of services and fees approved by the commissioner of public health, which may be expended for the purposes of hospital related costs, including, but not limited to, capital repair and the maintenance and motor vehicle replacement; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue 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 thereof as reported in the state accounting system .......................$150,000

4590-0903.. For the costs of medical services provided at the department of public health Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of the county correctional facilities; provided, that the costs shall be charged to items 8910-0000, 8910-0010, 8910-0102, 8910-0105, 8910-0107, 8910-0108, 8910-0110, 8910-0145 and 8910-0619 of section 2 pursuant to the provisions thereof; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be for hospital-related costs including, but not limited to, capital repair and the maintenance and motor vehicle replacement; 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 revenue 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 thereof as reported in the state accounting system ................................................................................................$3,800,000

Department of Mental Retardation.

5948-0012.. For a program providing alternatives to residential placements for children with mental retardation, including the costs of intensive home-based supports, provided in item 7061-0012 of section 2 ................................................................................................$8,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.

Department of Highways.

6030-7501.. For the cost of the purchase of bulk fuel for certain vehicles under the authority of the operational services division and the cost of purchased fuel for other agencies and for certain administrative expenses related to purchasing and distributing the fuel ............... $1,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

State Police.

8100-0002.. For the costs of overtime associated with requested police details; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of 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 thereof as reported in the state accounting system ................................................$6,481,181

8100-0003.. For the costs associated with the use of the statewide telecommunications system for the maintenance of the system .............$156,375

Military Division.

8700-1145.. For the costs of utilities and maintenance and for the implementation of energy conservation measures with regard to the state armories ..$500,000

Department of Correction.

8900-0021.. For the cost of products produced by the prison industries and farm program and for the cost of services provided by inmates, including the costs of moving, auto repair, culinary and renovation and construction services; provided, that the costs for renovation and construction services shall not exceed the amount established by the operational services division; and provided further, that such revenues may also be expended for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees and for the inmate employment and training program................................................ $6,050,000

SECTION 2D. The amounts set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Federal Grants Fund. Federal funds received in excess of the amount appropriated in this section shall be expended only in accordance with section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws. The amount of any unexpended balance of federal grant funds received prior to June 30, 2007, and not included as part of an appropriation item in this section, is hereby made available for expenditure during fiscal year 2008, in addition to any amount appropriated in this section.

JUDICIARY.
Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-1700.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Court Improvement Program...................................... $256,873

0320-1701.. For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, CIP Data Sharing Grant.................................................... $175,000

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.
Northern District Attorney.

0340-0237.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Children’s Advocacy Center National Network.......................... $10,000

Plymouth District Attorney.

0340-0908.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Weed and Seed Campello................................................. $175,000

0340-0816.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Drug Free Communities............................................... $50,000

Bristol District Attorney.

0340-0806.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Weed and Seed......................................................... $200,000

Cape and Islands District Attorney.

0340-1013.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Forfeiture Trust Account.................................. $60,000

SECRETARY OF STATE.

0521-0800.. For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Election Assistance for Disabled Individuals...................... $700,041

0526-0114.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Historic Preservation Survey and Planning......................... $748,930

0526-0115.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Historical Commission — Federal Preservation Grants...... $200,000

TREASURER AND RECEIVER GENERAL.
Massachusetts Cultural Council.

0640-9716.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Folk and Traditional Arts Initiative.............................. $201,000

0640-9717.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Basic State Plan......................................................... $379,500

0640-9718.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Arts Education.......................................................... $66,500

0640-9724.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Arts in Underserved Communities.................................. $110,000

0640-9729.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Challenge America......................................................... $171,300

0640-9730.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NEA Teacher’s Institutes............................................... $321,374

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

0810-0026.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Crime Victim Compensation........................................... $3,000,000

Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

0840-0110.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Victims of Crime Assistance Programs.................................... $8,049,000

0840-1005.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Statewide Victim Assistance Academy....................... $60,000

0840-4611.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Byrne Federal Grant.................................................... $195,000

0840-4620.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, VAWA Federal Grant.................................................... $282,480

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.

1100-1703.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Implementation of the Federal Developmental Disabilities Act; provided, that in order to qualify for this grant, this item shall be exempt from the first $280,000 of fringe benefit and indirect cost charges pursuant to section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws................... $1,263,826

Office on Disability.

1107-2450.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Client Assistance Program.................................................. $239,839

Department of Revenue.

1201-0104.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Joint Federal-State Motor Fuel Tax Compliance Project................... $19,342

1201-0109.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Access and Visitation - Parent Education Program.................... $222,469

1201-0412.. For the purposes of Child Support Enforcement Grants, Child Support IVD Companion account to CSE Demonstration Grants............ $270,166

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Office of the Secretary.

2000-0141.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Coastal Zone Management and Development............................. $2,763,137

2000-0175.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Purple Loostrife Remediation.................................................. $898

2000-0177.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wetlands Development............................................... $41,084

2000-0186.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan................................... $73,024

2000-0248.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Estuary Program — Operation...................................... $362,300

2000-9600.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Narragansett Bay.......................................................... $25,189

2000-9701.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Outdoor Recreation Projects - Political Subdivisions........... $1,125,787

2000-9735.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Buzzards Bay Estuary Program.......................................... $486,505

2000-9760.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Inventory of Navy Shipwrecks................................................. $2,245

2030-0013.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Fisheries Enforcement.............................................. $799,154

2030-9701.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Safe Boating Program................................................ $1,457,915

Department of Environmental Protection.

2200-9706.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Water Quality Management Planning...................................... $534,071

2200-9712.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Agreement-Leaking Underground Storage Tanks.............. $996,646

2200-9717.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, D.O.D. Environment Restoration Program for Department of Defense $1,446,711

2200-9722.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Baird and McGuire......................................................... $866,615

2200-9724.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Superfund Block Grant.................................................... $769,985

2200-9728.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Brownfields Assessment Program - Multi-Site Cooperative Agreement.... $226,473

2200-9729.. For the purposes of a Federally funded grant entitled, Brownfield Pilots Cooperative Agreements.................................... $12,889

2200-9730.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Impact Area Groundwater Study Massachusetts Military Reservation..... $387,508

2200-9731.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Brownfield Response............................................... $1,540,000

2230-9702.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air, Water and Hazardous Waste Management Regulatory Programs........ $15,877,692

2230-9708.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Environmental Network Implementation..................... $130,600

2230-9709.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Environmental Information Exchange..................................... $393,000

2240-9762.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Reimbursement to Operators to Small Water Systems for Training and Certification $369,420

2240-9764.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Appropriation Set-Aside Administration.................... $64,345

2240-9765.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Water Protection Coordination Grants....................................... $65,672

2240-9769.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Estuaries Watershed Permitting...................................... $16,574

2250-9712.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Air Act-Fine Particulate Matter Air Monitoring................... $669,834

2250-9716.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ambient Air Toxics Pilot Project...................................... $38,136

2250-9721.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Biowatch Monitoring............................................... $109,896

2250-9724.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Food Waste RCC Project............................................... $18,500

2250-9725.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Innovation Environment Compliance Strategies........................ $113,865

2250-9726.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Homeland Security Co-op Agreement.......................................... $941,846

2250-9727.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School Bus Retrofit................................................. $120,000

2250-9728.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Off Road Construction (ORCVRP)..................................... $50,145

2250-9729.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Composting Recycling................................................. $17,000

Department of Fish and Game.

2300-0112.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, River Restoration Program................................................... $19,500

2310-0115.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Land Owner Incentive Program – Tier I................................ $75,000

2310-0116.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Land Owner Incentive Program – Tier II.............................. $650,000

2310-0117.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Chronic Wasting Disease................................................... $90,000

2310-0118.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Junior Duck Stamp........................................................... $1,500

2310-0119.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Avian Influenza Surveillance Program....................................... $8,000

2330-9222.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Vessel......................................................... $850,000

2330-9712.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Fisheries Statistics..................................... $145,000

2330-9713.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Right Whale Conservation............................................. $250,000

2330-9714.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Fisheries Extension....................................... $10,000

2330-9721.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Anadromous Fisheries Management...................................... $50,000

2330-9725.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boating Infrastructure........................................... $150,000

2330-9726.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lobster Trap Escape Vent Selectivity................................... $50,000

2330-9730.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Interstate Fisheries Management Support............................. $233,000

2330-9732.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, ACCSP Implementation Strategic Plan............................ $125,000

2330-9734.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pilot Industry Based Survey Implementation.............................. $350,000

2330-9736.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Marine Fisheries Institute................................................ $600,000

2330-9738.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Red Tide Economic Relief................................................. $1,000,000

2330-9739.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Turtle Disengagement............................................. $25,000

Department of Agricultural Resources.

2511-0310.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pesticide Enforcement............................................. $185,8290

2511-0320.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Certification of Pesticide Applicators.................................... $122,717

2511-0336.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Pesticide Disposal Initiative....................................... $40,000

2511-0400.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Pest Survey Program........................................... $108,283

2511-0401.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Pesticide Recordkeeping Program........................... $12,500

2511-0972.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Farmland Protection............................................. $3,000,000

2511-1022.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mad Cow Disease Surveillance.............................................. $79,090

2511-1023.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enhanced Surveillance of Swine Garbage Feeding Operations.......... $38,000

2511-1025.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Country of Origin Labeling.................................................. $13,200

2515-1002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Animal Disease Surveillance Homeland Security............................. $5,483

2515-1003.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Voluntary Johne’s Disease Control........................................... $30,000

2515-1004.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Scrapie Disease Surveillance and Flock Certification....................... $7,268

2515-1005.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Prevention................................ $27,400

2515-1006.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Animal Identification System..................................... $45,348

2515-1007.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Animal Health Emergency Management............................... $65,682

2515-1008.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.......................................... $103,427

2516-1000.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Agriculture Tourism Map................................... $48,945

2516-9002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Development of Institutional Marketing................................... $36,670

2516-9003.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Farmer's Market Coupon Program........................................... $607,229

2516-9004.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.................................. $55,000

2516-9007.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.......................... $15,000

Department of Conservation and Recreation.

2800-9707.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Flood Insurance Program........................................ $190,000

2800-9709.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Map Modernization.......................................................... $75,000

2800-9720.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Blackstone Heritage Corridor Commission Cooperative Agreement....... $348,002

2800-9721.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Schooner Ernestina Historical Documentation........................ $20,000

2800-9726.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FEMA National Dam Safety Program............................................ $65,164

2800-9728.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rehabilitation Services – Inspired....................................... $34,542

2800-9750.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ipswich River Watershed EPA Grant...................................... $174,993

2820-9702.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Community Fire Protection........................................... $97,961

2820-9704.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NRCS-Wildlife Incentives Habitat Program................................ $42,720

2821-9705.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban and Community Forestry Program............................... $531,000

2821-9709.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forestry Stewardship, Forest Legacy and Conservation Education.. $4,233,990

2821-9710.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forest Land Enhancement............................................... $39,918

2821-9711.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Fire Prevention and Control................................... $289,125

2821-9713.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Management............................... $558,359

2821-9714.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Development through Forestry.......................................... $30,000

2821-9719.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Watershed Forest Management – Guidebook.................................... $13,690

2821-9726.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forest Health Management - US Forest Service........................... $239,983

2830-9705.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Suasco Watershed Flood Control Reservoir.................................... $7,014

2840-9709.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Consolidated Funding. $995,428

2840-9710.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NOAA South Cape Beach Salt Marsh......................................... $174,680

2840-9714.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Waquoit Bay Land Acquisition — National Estuarine Research Reserve......... $87,701

2840-9715.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NOAA CELP Grant for – Herring River Land Acquisition..................... $467,922

Department of Public Utilities.

7006-9000.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Motor Carrier Safety Assistance......................................... $98,278

7006-9001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, One Call Project............................................................. $100

7006-9002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pipeline Security....................................................... $1,200,000

Division of Energy Resources.

7006-9220.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Potential for Wind Energy Development on New England Islands – Phase II. $25,000

7006-9227.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rebuild Massachusetts Public Housing Energy Efficiency Project.... $12,000

7006-9237.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rebuild Mass – Energy Smart Communities.................................. $75,000

7006-9238.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SEP – 4 Natural Gas Buses................................................ $196,843

7006-9239.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SEP – A Module-Integrated............................................... $250,000

7006-9240.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tall Tower Wind.......................................................... $10,500

7006-9243.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, BIOMASS – Sustainable Forest....................................... $495,000

7006-9244.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Evaluation of Switchgrass for Biofuel in Massachusetts.................. $10,000

7006-9720.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Heating Oil.......................................................... $22,288

7006-9757.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, BIOMASS $20,000

7006-9730.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SEP II $786,000

7006-2160.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NYSERDA $395,000

7006-2161.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, DERPT – NASEO/EPRI............................................... $350,000

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

3000-0708.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Head Start Collaboration............................................ $175,000

3000-9002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Activities...................... $565,398

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Office of the Secretary.

4000-0713.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Youth Development State Collaboration...................................... $222,227

4000-9401.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Mental Health Services........................................ $8,559,524

4000-9402.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.................. $34,256,454

4400-0705.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, McKinney Emergency Shelter Grant Program........................ $2,534,851

4400-0707.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care........ $6,000,000

4400-9404.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, McKinney Shelter Plus Care – Continuum of Care.......................... $2,300,000

Department of Veterans’ Services.

1410-0254.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban Homeless Veterans Reintegration................................... $200,000

1410-0255.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non-Urban Homeless Veterans Reintegration.......................... $300,000

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

4110-3020.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Rehabilitation; provided, that no funds shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance or any other such indirect cost of federally reimbursed state employees.................... $ 153,000

4110-3021.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Basic Support Grant.................................................. $7,601,991

4110-3023.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living — Adaptive Housing................................. $69,695

4110-3026.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living — Services to Older Blind Americans............... $737,346

4110-3027.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rehabilitation Training.................................................. $29,280

4110-3028.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supported Employment............................................... $129,244

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

4120-0020.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Rehabilitation; provided, that no funds shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance or any other such indirect cost of federally reimbursed state employees.................. $44,143,937

4120-0030.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Coordinating Grant Trust.................................. $43,000

4120-0040.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Rehabilitation and Comprehensive Systems of personnel development Training................................................. $110,887

4120-0187.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supported Employment Program....................................... $880,549

4120-0189.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Projects and Demonstrations for providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Individuals with Severe Disabilities in Massachusetts.... $371,860

4120-0191.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Informed Members Planning and Assessing Choices Together (IMPACT)......... $460,953

4120-0511.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Rehabilitation - Determination of Disability.......... $38,556,149

4120-0760.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living................................................. $1,871,402

4120-0767.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Assistive Technology............................................... $375,000

4120-0768.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Assistive Technology Act........................................... $394,797

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4400-0705.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Shelter Grants................................................. $2,900,000

4400-3066.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Training for Food Stamp ABAWDs........................................... $1,500,000

4400-3067.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Food Stamp Employment and Training................................ $2,500,000

4400-3069.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Full Employment Food Stamp Cash-Out....................................... $25,000

4400-9404.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, McKinney Shelter Plus Care.............................................. $3,400,000

Department of Social Services.

4800-0005.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Children’s Justice Act.............................................. $354,720

4800-0007.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, The Family Violence Prevention and Support Services Act........... $1,812,749

4800-0009.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title IV-E Independent Living..................................... $3,242,415

4800-0013.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Family Preservation and Support Services...................... $4,936,768

4800-0085.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Educational & Training Voucher Program............................... $1,108,019

4800-0086.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adoption Opportunities Grant...................................... $350,000

4800-0087.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant....................... $374,745

4800-0088.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Training of Child Welfare Agency Supervisors............................... $249,722

4800-0089.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adoption Incentive Payments........................................ $16,000

4899-0001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title IV-B Child Welfare Services....................................... $4,601,492

4899-0022.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment......................... $573,778

Department of Public Health.

4500-1000.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preventive Health Services Block Grant................................... $3,023,942

4500-1050.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rape Prevention and Education............................................ $931,668

4510-1060.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rape Prevention Program Planning and Evaluation Capacity Building......... $99,192

4500-1065.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled State Partnership to Improve Minority Health............................... $127,343

4500-2000.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant..................... $13,349,343

4502-1012.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Health Statistics System................................. $510,692

4510-0109.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Loan Repayment Project........................................ $250,000

4510-0113.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Office of Rural Health................................................... $150,000

4510-0118.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Primary Care Cooperative Agreement.................................... $112,200

4510-0119.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Hospital Flexibility Program...................................... $255,000

4510-0219.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program.............................. $74,720

4510-0220.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Children’s Oral Health Access Program..................................... $78,300

4510-0400.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Medicare and Medicaid Survey and Certification...................... $7,368,033

4510-0403.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Reporting System Evaluate Effects................................... $60,276

4510-0404.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness................................. $10,258,868

4510-0500.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clinical Laboratory Improvement................................... $213,819

4510-0609.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NRC Security Inspections................................................ $8,421

4510-0619.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FDA Inspection of Food Establishments...................................... $193,477

4510-0629.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Harold Rogers Prescription Drug monitoring............................. $111,500

4510-0633.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Harold Rogers II Prescription Drug Monitoring............................. $350,000

4510-0634.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Food Safety Task Force Meeting.............................................. $3,253

4510-0636.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Childhood Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention............................. $1,335,147

4510-0793.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, RURAL Automatic External Defibrillator.................................... $22,532

4510-9014.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mammography Quality Standards Act Inspections........................ $145,410

4510-9040.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Diabetes Control Program.................................................. $893,894

4510-9043.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Demonstration Program to Conduct Toxic Waste Site Health Impact Assessments $550,614

4510-9048.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Indoor Radon Development Program...................................... $243,400

4510-9053.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Beaches Environmental Assessment................................. $345,608

4510-9056.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Environmental Public Health Tracking..................... $614,804

4510-9062.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Prevalence of ALS and MS in Commonwealth Around Hazardous Waste Sites....... $77,705

4510-9063.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Environmental and Health Effects Tracking.................................. $450,844

4512-0102.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control............................ $1,667,010

4512-0107.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HIV Risk Behavior Surveillance............................................. $212,715

4512-0179.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vaccination Assistance Project..................................... $5,680,272

4512-0180.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Epidemiology and Lab Surveillance....................................... $1,331,319

4512-9063.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ecstasy and Other Club Drugs Cooperative Agreement.......................... $73,089

4512-9064.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adolescent Treatment................................................ $355,367

4512-9065.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Outcomes Measurement and Management System........................ $150,000

4512-9066.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Epidemiological Outcomes Workshop........................ $100,000

4512-9069.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.................. $33,912,526

4512-9426.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Uniform Alcohol and Drug Abuse Data Collection............................ $82,226

4513-0111.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Housing Opportunities-People with AIDS........................... $506,901

4513-9007.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Nutritional Status of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).......... $72,231,674

4513-9018.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Augmentation and Evaluation of Established Health Education - Risk Reduction $11,674,273

4513-9021.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Program for Infants and Toddlers with Handicaps.................... $8,850,114

4513-9022.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Prevention Disability State Based Project........................... $342,000

4513-9027.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MassCare - Community AIDS Resource Enhancement...................... $888,693

4513-9030.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Planning a Comprehensive Primary Care System for All Mass Children and Youth......................................................... $100,000

4513-9035.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, AIDS Surveillance and Seroprevalence Project............................. $1,318,149

4513-9037.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources.......................... $20,273,453

4513-9038.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Shelter Plus Care – Worcester.............................................. $267,672

4513-9046.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Congenital Anomalies Center of Excellence......................... $1,041,806

4513-9051.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Domestic Violence and Children Victimization Project.............. $460,309

4513-9060.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Residential Fire Injury Prevention — Mass Injury Intervention and Surveillance $144,760

4513-9066.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening-Enhancement Project.................... $150,000

4513-9071.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Tracking and Research.. $170,000

4513-9076.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems.................................... $140,000

4513-9077.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Medical Services for Children Partnership II..................... $102,771

4513-9078.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Asthma Planning Collaborative............................................ $200,000

4513-9079.. For the purposes of a Massachusetts Youth Violence Prevention Program.......................................................... $98,997

4513-9081.. For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, State Implementation Grant for Children with Special Health Care Needs $300,000

4513-9082.. For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, CAPTA Requirement to Identify and Serve Substance Exposed Newborns......... $150,000

4513-9083.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Youth Suicide Prevention Program......................... $299,841

The Governor disapproved the following item:
4513-9084.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Abstinence Education Program........................................ $712,241

4513-9085. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Pregnancy Risk........................................... $198,026

4514-1004.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emotion Based Messages to Promote Healthy Behavior...................... $15,294

4514-1005.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, WIC-Management Information Systems...................................... $260,000

4515-0115.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tuberculosis Control Project........................................ $1,993,585

4515-0121.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tuberculosis Epidemiological Studies and Consortium................... $349,828

4515-0200.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers.............................. $477,305

4515-0203.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Monitoring Trends in Prevelance of STD, TB and HIV Risk..................... $60,000

4516-1021.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Public Health Preparedness and Response for Bioterrorism............ $23,374,570

4516-1025.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Morbidity and Risk Behavior Surveillance............................... $299,811

4516-1100.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enhancement of Laboratory Testing........................................ $92,000

4518-0505.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tech Data & Mass Birth/Infant Death File Linkage/Analysis Assistive Reproductive $91,767

4518-0514.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Violent Death Reporting System................................... $382,132

4518-0534.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Public Health Injury Surveillance and Prevention....................... $447,830

4518-1000.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Procurement of Information for the National Death Index.................. $43,598

4518-1002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Death File - Social Security Administration............... $79,300

4518-1003.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Birth Records — Social Security Administration........... $370,101

4518-9022.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks............... $157,122

4518-9023.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries..................................... $42,100

4518-9025.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Fatality Surveillance and Field Investigations.................... $145,748

4518-9030.. For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Public Health Injury Surveillance and Prevention Program............... $120,000

4570-1509.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Cardiovascular Disease Prevention...................... $1,895,011

4570-1512.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Cancer Prevention Control..................................... $5,711,938

4570-1515.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Chronic Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion........................ $4,454,744

Department of Mental Health.

5012-9121.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness............. $1,413,000

5012-9157.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion.................................. $238,311

5014-9105.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Data Infrastructure........................................... $142,220

5046-9102.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Shelter Plus Care Program.................................................. $173,760

5047-9102.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Children and their Families. $1,375,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION.
Office of the Secretary.

6000-0018.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Public Transportation Assistance.............................. $3,723,579

6000-0019.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 5307 Transportation Demand Management......................... $205,000

6000-0020.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Jobs Access Reverse Commute........................................ $2,364,600

6000-0022.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Transit Planning Research Grant............................................ $18,687

6000-0023.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Public Transportation Planning Grant.......................... $3,490,079

6000-0025.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, High Priority Project................................................... $79,553

6000-0049.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Elderly and Handicapped Transportation Capital Grant............... $3,672,607

Registry of Motor Vehicles.

8400-0090.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enhance CDL Licensing.............................................. $1,089,000

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-9700.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Reserve - Title I.................................................. $169,280

7000-9702.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Library Service Technology Act......................................... $3,449,395

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

7002-4203.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Occupational Substance and Health Administration Statistical Survey... $106,423

7002-4204.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Blood Lead Levels Surveillance....................................... $20,567

7002-4212.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Asbestos Licensing and Monitoring................................. $102,250

7002-4213.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lead Licensing and Monitoring........................................... $347,948

7002-4215.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Occupational Illness and Injury........................................ $89,004

7002-4216.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lead Enforcement Cooperative Agreement..................................... $59,703

7002-6624.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Unemployment Insurance Administration.............................. $69,157,578

7002-6626.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Employment Service Programs Administration....................... $21,876,683

7002-6627.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Occupational Substance and Health Administration On-site Consultation Program....................................................... $1,521,207

7002-6628.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Disabled Veterans Outreach............................................... $1,424,669

7002-6629.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Local Veterans Employment Representative.............................. $1,586,217

7002-9701.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Grant................................. $2,495,562

7003-1010.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Trade Expansion Act Program............................................ $9,761,375

7003-1630.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Activities – Workforce Investment Act Title I - Adult Activities. $17,837,849

7003-1631.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Youth Formula Grants – Workforce Investment Act Title I - Youth Formula Grants...................................................... $24,425,390

7003-1632.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Dislocated Workers – Workforce Investment Act Title I –Dislocated Workers...................................................... $57,789,750

7003-1633.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Work Incentive Grant Access to Employment for All..................... $1,868,081

7003-2013.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mine Safety and Health Training........................................... $61,195

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0304.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lead-Based Paint Control Program........................................ $2,000,000

7004-2030.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Weatherization Assistance for Low Income Persons; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies............................................................................................................................................. $6,471,361

7004-2033.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development shall provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies............................................................................................................................................................................ $81,100,577

7004-2034.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Services Block Grant; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies........................................................................................................................................ $17,110,304

7004-2361.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Substantial Rehabilitation Administrative Fee............ $378,000

7004-2363.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Administrative Fee Housing Voucher..................... $1,334,162

7004-2364.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Administrative Fee Moderate Rehabilitation............... $156,000

7004-2365.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Administrative Fee New Construction...................... $560,000

7004-3037.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies............................................................................................................................................. $43,442,442

7004-9009.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Substantial Rehabilitation Program; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies...................... $9,400,000

7004-9014.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Federal Housing Voucher Program; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies............................... $200,000,000

7004-9019.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies................................. $7,600,000

7004-9020.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 New Construction Program; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies................................. $6,435,000

7004-9028.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Home Investment Partnerships; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies........................................................................................................................................ $32,000,000

7004-9039.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HOME Technical Assistance............................................... $150,000

7004-9051.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Shelter Plus Care-Lowell; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies............................................................................................................................................ $25,000

Department of Education.

7010-9706.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Common Core Data Project.................................................. $163,676

7027-0210.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Partnerships in Character Education....................................... $28,912

7032-0217.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program — Distribution................ $813,000

7032-0228.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts AIDS Education Program................................. $1,554,636

7035-0020.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State Improvement Grant Project Focus.................. $2,552,000

7035-0166.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Even Start Family Literacy — Distribution................................ $1,342,457

7035-0176.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Comprehensive School Demonstration — Distribution.................... $3,541,133

7035-0210.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Advanced Placement Fee Program.................................... $175,632

7038-0107.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Basic Education – Distribution.............................. $10,463,468

7038-9004.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School Based Programs Distribution.................................... $350,525

7038-9008.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Learn and Serve America Community, Higher Ed and Schools Partnership..... $312,965

7038-9748.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Children School Impact Grant Program............................... $16,495

7043-1001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies........................... $207,264,302

7043-1002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Reading First State Grants.................................... $13,963,645

7043-1004.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Migrant Education....................................................... $1,779,680

7043-1005.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Neglected and Delinquent Children................................ $1,858,651

7043-2001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting..................... $51,807,065

7043-2002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title II State and Local Technology Grants............................ $3,947,378

7043-2003.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Math and Science Partnerships................................... $2,410,293

7043-3001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, English Language Acquisition............................................ $9,855,918

7043-4001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities.......................... $5,106,400

7043-4002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, After School Learning Centers...................................... $16,586,960

7043-5001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Innovative Education Programs..................................... $1,891,042

7043-6001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities..................... $7,945,029

7043-6002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural And Low-Income Schools............................................ $63,785

7043-6501.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Education for Homeless Children/Youth.................................. $940,502

7043-7001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Education Grants............................................... $263,907,349

7043-7002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preschool Grants....................................................... $9,889,606

7043-8001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Education Basic Grants................................ $18,419,302

7043-8002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Technical Preparation Education.................................. $1,650,346

7043-9001.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher Quality Enhancement/Partnerships................................. $219,927

7043-9002.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Transition to Teaching................................................. $573,480

7044-0020.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New Project Focus....................................................... $1,474,690

7044-0210.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Partnership for Gifted Education..................................... $524,109

7044-0725.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title X Homeless Children and Youth....................................... $940,502

7045-6300.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hurricane Katrina Emergency School Impact Aid.............................. $580,625

7047-9008.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Advanced Placement Fee............................................ $449,999

7053-2112.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Assistance Funds..................................... $125,222,088

7053-2117.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Care Program............................................... $45,092,373

7053-2126.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance................................ $832,948

7053-2202.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Summer Food Service Program for Children...................... $5,024,557

7053-2266.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Team Nutrition Grant.......................................... $143,960

7057-0519.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wellness Program.......................................................... $49,402

7062-0008.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Office of School Lunch Programs — Child Care Program Administration..... $3,198,228

7062-0017.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Charter Schools Assistance Distribution................................ $2,528,256

7062-0019.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Career Resource Network State Grant...................................... $197,530

Board of Higher Education.

7066-1574.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Improving Teacher Quality Grants......................................... $1,348,636

7066-6033.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs..... $3,369,997

7070-0017.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Student Incentive Grant Program — Board of Higher Education...... $966,753

7110-6019.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Upward Bound Payroll and Benefits— Fitchburg State College............ $253,000

7110-6030.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Expanding Horizons Student Support Services — Fitchburg State College $235,000

7110-6048.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Education Personnel Preparation— Fitchburg State College........... $200,000

7410-3093.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Polymer Building Construction — University of Massachusetts Amherst..... $1,750,000

7503-9711.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Services for Disadvantaged Students — Bristol Community College... $449,875

7503-9714.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Upward Bound Program — Bristol Community College...................... $335,370

7509-1490.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Educational Opportunities Centers Payroll — Mount Wachusett Community College................................................................................................................................................... $173,000

7509-9714.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Services for Disadvantaged Students — Mount Wachusett Community College ......................................................................................................................................................$285,000

7509-9718.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Talent Search — Mount Wachusett Community College........................ $248,000

7509-9720.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs 2011— Mount Wachusett Community College........................................ $515,000

7509-9721.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs- Payroll— Mount Wachusett Community College.............................. $240,000

7511-9711.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Services for Disadvantaged Students — North Shore Community College $455,000

7511-9713.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, IAP —Strengthening Institutions Program— North Shore Community College......................................................... $400,000

7511-9740.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Upward Bound — North Shore Community College............................ $370,000

7511-9750.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Talent Search— North Shore Community College............................ $220,000

7518-6127.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, College Work Study Program— Bunker Hill Community College............. $205,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY.
Office of the Secretary.

8000-4602.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act — Planning................ $151,565

8000-4603.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act......................... $1,500,000

8000-4608.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986............................ $1,500,000

8000-4609.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Narcotics Control Assistance............................................. $7,191,643

8000-4610.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Statistical Analysis Center........................................... $59,037

8000-4611.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Byrne Justice Assistance............................................. $3,450,000

8000-4612.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Gang Database Funding................................................ $1,000,000

8000-4613.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Project Safe Neighborhood Anti-Gang Initiative........................ $300,000

8000-4619.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title V $200,000

8000-4620.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Stop Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program................... $1,924,564

8000-4623.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Criminal History Improvement.............................................. $799,341

8000-4624.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Prisoner Substance Abuse Treatment................................ $468,849

8000-4626.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Violent Offender Incarceration.......................................... $1,500,000

8000-4634.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant..................... $896,197

8000-4637.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sex Offender Management Grant.......................................... $81,000

8000-4638.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.............................. $100,000

8000-4642.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bullet-proof Vest Partnership Program....................................... $20,000

8000-4690.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Justice Information Technology.................................... $10,000

8000-4692.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Homeland Security Program...................................... $55,000,000

8000-4693.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Project Safe Neighborhood........................................... $1,000,000

8000-4694.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban Area Security Initiative.................................... $7,460,000

8000-4695.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Homeland Security Buffer Zone Protection................................. $1,100,000

8000-4696.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Transportation Security Grant........................................ $10,500,000

8000-4804.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Agency Programs.............................................. $17,250,000

8000-4838.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enforcing Underage Drinking Law III................................ $356,211

8000-4839.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enforcing Underage Drinking Law IV................................. $250,697

8000-4840.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2006 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws................................... $188,033

8000-4841.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Fatality Analysis Reporting................................................ $100,000

Department of State Police.

8100-0200.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Motor Vehicle Data Quality.............................................. $31,172

8100-0209.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Region 1 Training Academy Motor Carrier Safety Assistance.................. $150,164

8100-0210.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MCSAP-CVE New Entrant Audit............................................ $538,000

8100-0216.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MCSAP FY06/FY07......................................................... $619,734

8100-2058.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New England State Police Administrator’s Conference — Regional Investigation $4,271,522

8100-2638.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Internet Crimes Against Children......................................... $450,000

8100-9700.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Port Security......................................................... $147,750

8100-9706.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cannabis Eradication Controlled Substance Prosecution DEA Cooperative Agreement.......................................................... $36,464

8100-9725.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Paul Coverdell National Forensic Science FY04........................... $135,255

8100-9726.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, DNA Capacity Enhancement.............................................. $135,255

8100-9727.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forensic Casework DNA Backlog.............................................. $662,182

8100-9728.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Solving Cold Cases through DNA........................................ $125,000

8100-9729.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Coverdell NFSI FFY05..................................................... $52,028

8100-9730.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forensic Casework DNA Backlog FFY05......................................... $71,856

8100-9731.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, DNA Capacity Enhancement FFY05........................................ $128,750

8100-9732.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Paul Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Act Fiscal Year 2007 $128,238

8100-9733.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forensic Casework DNA Backlog.............................................. $352,170

8100-9734.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, DNA Capacity Enhancement............................................... $78,601

Department of Fire Services.

8324-1505.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, USFA/NFA State Fire Training Program..................................... $28,000

8324-9707.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Underground Storage Tank Registry Program............................ $236,329

Military Division.

8700-0006.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Military Construction Costs in Methuen......................... $23,069,877

8700-0143.. For the purposes of an expendable trust entitled, Friends of Massachusetts National Guard and Reserve Families........ $200,000

8700-0302.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Military Construction Costs in Reading......................... $18,057,500

8700-1000.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Military Construction Costs in Framingham......................... $480,718

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-0042.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hazardous Materials Transportation Act............................. $214,283

8800-0048.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Flood Mitigation Assistance Program....................................... $987,679

8800-0064.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hazard Mitigation 1364..................................................... $470,105

8800-0080.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Local Emergency Plan Assistance........................................... $22,656

8800-0086.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pre-Disaster Mitigation/Disaster Resistant University................. $220,375

8800-0087.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive Grant........................... $4,386,097

8800-1512.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hazard Mitigation Program, HMPG for FEMA-DR1512............................ $180,667

Department of Correction.

8903-9709.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Grants to States for Workplace and Community Transition Training for Incarcerated Youth Offenders................................................ $110,746

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS.
Office of the Secretary.

9110-1074.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Older Americans Assistance, Title III and Title VII.................... $3,174,762

9110-1077.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Older Americans Act, Title III-E, National Family Caregiver Support Program .......................................................................................................................................................................................$1,394,234

9110-1095.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rebalancing Long Term Systems Project...................................... $28,868

9110-1178.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Service Employment Program....................................... $530,839

9110-1755.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Pharmacy Assistance Program Transitional Grant.................. $1,202,034

9110-2457.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Springfield Multicultural Alzheimer’s Project................................... $8,974

9110-2760.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New England Massachusetts Aging and Disability Resource Center........ $77,884

9110-2761.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Aging and Disability Resource Center- Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services........................................................... $9,882

Office Refugees and Immigration.

4003-0801.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Achieving Self-Sufficiency in a Short Time.............................. $335,000

4003-0802.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, WSDA- Agriculture Grant..................................................... $49,996

4003-0803.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee School Impact................................................... $230,000

4003-0804.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, refugee Targeted Assistance Grant....................................... $1,138,709

4003-0805.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, refugee Resettlement Program................................... $1,518,403

4003-0806.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Cash, Medical, and Administration............................ $8,992,044

4003-0807.. For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Legalization Impact...................................... $132,935

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery Fund, as paid by the treasurer from the General Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, shall be $935,028,283 and shall be apportioned to the cities and towns in accordance with this section.

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the total amounts to be distributed and paid to each city and town from item 0611-5500 of section 2 shall be as set forth in the following lists. The amounts to be distributed from said item 0611-5500 of said section 2 shall be in full satisfaction of the amounts due under section 37 of chapter 21 of the General Laws.

Notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, except for section 12B of chapter 76 and section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, for fiscal year 2008 the total amounts to be distributed and paid to each city and town from item 7061-0008 of section 2 shall be as set forth in the following lists. The specified amounts to be distributed from said item 7061-0008 of said section 2 shall be in full satisfaction of the amounts due under chapter 70 of the General Laws.

For fiscal year 2008, the foundation budget categories for each district shall be calculated in the same manner as in fiscal year 2007; provided, that the limited English allotments in the foundation budget shall be increased by $50; and provided further, that the low-income allotments in the foundation budget shall be increased by $25. The target local share shall be calculated using the same methodology used in fiscal year 2007. Preliminary local contribution shall be the municipality’s fiscal year 2007 minimum required local contribution, increased or decreased by the municipal revenue growth factor; provided, that if a municipality’s preliminary contribution as a percentage of foundation is more than 5 percentage points lower than the target local share, the preliminary contribution shall be recalculated using the municipality’s revenue growth factor plus 1 percentage point; provided further, that if a municipality’s preliminary contribution as a percentage of foundation is more than 10 percentage points lower than the target local share, the preliminary contribution shall be recalculated using the municipality’s revenue growth factor plus 2 percentage points. Required local contributions shall be calculated using the same methodology used in fiscal year 2007; provided, that in any municipality with a preliminary contribution higher than its target local contribution, required local contribution shall be the preliminary local contribution reduced by 25 per cent of the gap between the preliminary local contribution and the target local contribution. Required local contribution shall be allocated among the districts to which a municipality belongs in direct proportion to the foundation budgets for the municipality’s pupils at each of those districts.

For fiscal year 2008, the “foundation aid increment” shall be the difference between: (a) the positive difference between a district’s foundation budget and its required district contribution; and (b) prior year aid. The “down payment aid increment” shall be 30 per cent of the positive difference between 100 per cent of a district’s target aid share and its prior year chapter 70 aid, minus the foundation aid increment; provided, that the target aid share shall be calculated in the same way as in fiscal year 2007 using updated income, equalized valuation and foundation budget data. The minimum target aid share shall be 17.5 per cent. The “growth aid increment” shall be equal to (a) the product of the target aid percentage multiplied by the difference between the current and prior year foundation budget minus (b) the foundation aid increment and down payment aid increment. The “minimum aid increment” shall be equal to (a) $50 multiplied by the district’s foundation enrollment minus (b) the sum of the foundation aid increment, down payment aid increment and growth aid increment. In no case shall the foundation aid increment, down-payment aid increment, growth aid increment, or minimum aid increment be less than zero.

Chapter 70 aid for fiscal year 2008 shall be the sum of prior year aid plus the foundation aid increment plus the down payment aid increment, if any, plus the growth increment, if any, plus the minimum aid increment, if any. No district shall receive chapter 70 aid in an amount greater than the district’s foundation budget. If there is a conflict between the language of this section and the distribution listed below, the distribution below shall control.

The department of education shall not consider health care costs for retired teachers to be part of net school spending for any district in which such costs were not considered part of net school spending in fiscal year 1994.

No payments to cities, towns or counties maintaining an agricultural school pursuant to this section shall be made after November 30 of the fiscal year by the state treasurer until he receives certification from the commissioner of revenue of the commissioner's acceptance of the prior fiscal year's annual financial reports submitted pursuant to section 43 of chapter 44 of the General Laws. The state treasurer shall make advance payments for some or all of periodic local reimbursement or assistance programs to any city, town, regional school district or independent agricultural and technical school that demonstrates an emergency cash shortfall, as certified by the commissioner of revenue and approved by the secretary of administration and finance, pursuant to guidelines established by the secretary.

7061-0008

0611-5500

Chapter 70

Additional

Lottery

Municipality

Assistance

Distribution

ABINGTON

7,448,806

-

2,448,308

ACTON

4,283,795

29,696

1,711,261

ACUSHNET

6,206,921

23,875

1,863,181

ADAMS

-

35,042

2,477,382

AGAWAM

14,029,399

-

4,585,049

ALFORD

-

-

16,794

AMESBURY

8,706,827

-

2,421,239

AMHERST

6,158,796

222,910

9,816,456

ANDOVER

6,764,195

-

2,223,890

AQUINNAH

-

-

2,907

ARLINGTON

5,814,120

4,491,775

4,950,398

ASHBURNHAM

-

-

870,706

ASHBY

-

-

474,742

ASHFIELD

98,741

-

231,057

ASHLAND

3,843,641

291,598

1,391,460

ATHOL

-

4,377

2,841,971

ATTLEBORO

28,728,683

-

7,100,201

AUBURN

5,071,081

-

2,131,457

AVON

821,450

400,636

461,978

AYER

4,095,225

44,218

897,962

BARNSTABLE

7,300,545

-

2,617,907

BARRE

17,100

-

1,012,076

BECKET

80,981

8,580

104,445

BEDFORD

2,658,496

484,271

944,414

BELCHERTOWN

11,265,015

-

2,117,641

BELLINGHAM

8,236,349

-

2,111,840

BELMONT

3,857,487

827,483

1,982,683

BERKLEY

5,405,595

-

757,261

BERLIN

529,128

-

250,923

BERNARDSTON

-

-

352,995

BEVERLY

6,901,558

2,452,442

4,815,621

BILLERICA

15,747,049

2,349,321

4,897,970

BLACKSTONE

115,785

-

1,489,325

BLANDFORD

34,066

-

157,015

BOLTON

5,654

-

245,726

BOSTON

215,807,608

164,211,152

71,585,070

BOURNE

4,854,448

352,555

1,471,898

BOXBOROUGH

1,370,363

-

313,946

BOXFORD

1,579,157

36,411

568,608

BOYLSTON

441,425

-

426,309

BRAINTREE

7,475,129

3,378,041

3,743,826

BREWSTER

899,723

-

491,414

BRIDGEWATER

79,487

-

3,985,382

BRIMFIELD

1,176,021

-

485,238

BROCKTON

122,579,212

4,310,392

21,748,886

BROOKFIELD

1,357,887

-

614,506

BROOKLINE

6,667,814

3,497,741

4,403,998

BUCKLAND

-

-

344,329

BURLINGTON

4,663,528

1,386,400

1,872,961

CAMBRIDGE

8,516,353

17,956,060

8,781,240

CANTON

3,369,283

878,002

1,790,936

CARLISLE

779,767

14,729

258,294

CARVER

10,016,064

-

1,818,145

CHARLEMONT

130,303

-

217,551

CHARLTON

-

-

1,615,256

CHATHAM

613,313

-

187,306

CHELMSFORD

8,365,004

2,535,342

3,781,598

CHELSEA

48,517,117

3,396,864

6,824,838

CHESHIRE

302,591

-

700,461

CHESTER

121,002

-

224,070

CHESTERFIELD

128,461

-

171,834

CHICOPEE

43,773,555

1,195,616

13,136,065

CHILMARK

-

-

4,667

CLARKSBURG

1,656,057

13,114

439,639

CLINTON

10,454,735

175,517

2,754,261

COHASSET

1,696,971

166,099

474,221

COLRAIN

-

-

317,513

CONCORD

1,975,049

383,959

1,059,887

CONWAY

619,012

-

222,429

CUMMINGTON

45,640

-

103,825

DALTON

203,607

-

1,254,672

DANVERS

4,306,061

1,118,972

2,425,783

DARTMOUTH

9,429,258

-

3,137,399

DEDHAM

3,691,509

1,550,298

2,519,651

DEERFIELD

951,114

-

597,774

DENNIS

-

-

677,806

DEVENS

328,000

-

-

DIGHTON

-

-

865,018

DOUGLAS

7,317,967

-

908,255

DOVER

555,890

-

239,412

DRACUT

16,006,608

-

4,360,650

DUDLEY

-

-

1,921,092

DUNSTABLE

-

30,076

259,136

DUXBURY

3,547,730

-

1,103,205

EAST BRIDGEWATER

10,382,618

-

1,862,944

EAST BROOKFIELD

102,197

-

335,891

EAST LONGMEADOW

6,563,004

-

1,801,506

EASTHAM

314,185

-

185,422

EASTHAMPTON

7,856,409

108,874

3,389,371

EASTON

8,764,374

-

2,725,472

EDGARTOWN

415,389

28,507

54,397

EGREMONT

-

-

78,527

ERVING

330,353

13,150

70,501

ESSEX

-

33,828

270,890

EVERETT

28,033,743

4,084,357

4,514,014

FAIRHAVEN

7,559,053

391,434

2,415,070

FALL RIVER

91,119,662

2,290,951

27,367,962

FALMOUTH

4,954,099

-

1,725,460

FITCHBURG

40,080,379

214,811

10,406,302

FLORIDA

500,454

-

61,949

FOXBOROUGH

7,700,920

-

1,853,812

FRAMINGHAM

13,996,312

4,697,500

7,684,825

FRANKLIN

26,478,420

-

3,075,295

FREETOWN

1,459,055

-

1,181,812

GARDNER

18,778,744

120,747

5,153,217

GEORGETOWN

4,294,072

52,998

838,575

GILL

-

-

264,688

GLOUCESTER

6,019,080

1,923,054

3,047,653

GOSHEN

80,209

-

99,566

GOSNOLD

17,097

1,962

649

GRAFTON

7,761,675

-

1,945,992

GRANBY

4,156,070

-

1,098,909

GRANVILLE

1,331,035

-

199,541

GREAT BARRINGTON

-

-

944,536

GREENFIELD

9,486,783

-

3,951,296

GROTON

-

-

957,896

GROVELAND

-

-

792,487

HADLEY

730,915

138,341

426,515

HALIFAX

2,541,088

-

1,129,778

HAMILTON

-

42,887

757,377

HAMPDEN

-