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  • Acts
  • 2008
  • Chapter 120 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2008 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to make forthwith supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2008 and to make certain changes in law, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. To provide for supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2008, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in those appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act or in those appropriation acts and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY
Committee for Public Counsel Services

0321-1510......................................................... $12,064,277
0321-1520.......................................................... $5,615,420

Trial Court

0330-0337.......................................................... $8,187,426

SHERIFFS

8910-0000......................................................... $10,124,000

Essex Sheriff's Department

8910-0619.......................................................... $3,500,000

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
Office of the State Comptroller

1599-3384.......................................................... $1,270,138

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Human Resources Division

1750-0119............................................................. $55,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Department of Conservation and Recreation

2820-2000............................................................ $693,776
2820-9005............................................................ $321,988

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

3000-4050......................................................... $13,017,346

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Public Health

4590-0915.......................................................... $1,851,551

Department of Transitional Assistance

4403-2000......................................................... $12,442,902

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS
Highway Department

6030-7201.......................................................... $9,634,460

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Department of State Police

8100-0007.. ....................................................... $1,966,818

Department of Correction

8900-0010............................................................ $472,500

SECTION 2A. To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

SHERIFFS
Franklin Sheriff's Department

8910-0188.. For the Franklin sheriff's department; provided, however, that the department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $2,345,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; 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......................... $1,045,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Public Health

4513-1012.. For the department of public health; provided, however, that the department may expend for the purpose of increasing the caseload of the Women, Infants, and Children's Nutrition Program an amount not to exceed $23,555,500 in revenues received from federal cost-containment initiatives including, but not limited to, infant formula rebates; 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...................................... $1,555,500

SECTION 2B. To provide for supplementing certain intragovernmental chargeback authorizations in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2008, to provide for certain unanticipated intragovernmental chargeback authorizations, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current intragovernmental chargeback authorizations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby authorized from the Intragovernmental Service Fund for the several purposes specified in this section or in the appropriation acts, and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously authorized and made available for the purposes of those items.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

4125-0122............................................................. $25,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS
Highway Department

6030-7501............................................................ $500,000

SECTION 3. Section 52 of chapter 61 of the acts of 2007 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$343,242,800” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $354,742,800.

SECTION 4. Section 55 of said chapter 61 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$789,650,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $976,954,249.

SECTION 5.
Said section 55 of said chapter 61 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$33,900,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $49,600,000.

Approved May 30 , 2008