Session Law

2014

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Chapter 119 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 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 purpose, which is to make supplemental appropriations forthwith for fiscal year 2014, 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 2014, 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, 2014.  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
$34,128,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Group Insurance Commission.

1108-5200
$50,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Department of Veterans Services.

1410-0400
$526,380

Department of Children and Families.

4800-0038
$4,000,000
4800-0041
$6,400,000

Department of Developmental Services.

5930-1000
$11,318,251

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0101
$1,942,866
7004-0103
$4,253,765

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

7061-9010
$27,595,074

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY.

Military Division.

8700-0001
$515,000

     SECTION 2A.  To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund, unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary.

1599-0027
For a county reimbursement reserve to be administered by the executive office for administration and finance; provided, that the reserve shall be distributed to the counties of Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth to mitigate unfunded pension liabilities related to chapter 61 of the acts of 2009
$2,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

7002-0040
For a transfer to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation for the small business technical assistance grant program; provided, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be disbursed as grants to community development corporations certified under chapter 40H of the General Laws, nonprofit community development financial institutions certified by the United States Treasury or to nonprofit community-based organizations for the purpose of providing technical assistance or training programs to businesses with 20 employees or fewer; provided further, that priority shall be given to those organizations that focus on reaching underserved markets; and provided further, that the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation shall annually, on or before December 31, file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the joint committee on community development and small businesses
$2,000,000

      SECTION 3.  Item 1599-2004 of section 2A of chapter 9 of the acts of 2011, as amended by section 8 of chapter 52 of the acts of 2011, is hereby further amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that any funds unexpended in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert and shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2015.
      SECTION 4.  Item 1599-0054 of section 2A of chapter 3 of the acts of 2013, as amended by section 59 of chapter 36 of the acts of 2013, is hereby further amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that any funds unexpended in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert and shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2015.
      SECTION 5.  Item 1599-0117 of section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2013 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for the purpose of marathon preparation, security and safety for the 2014 Boston Marathon and future marathons; and provided further, that any funds unexpended in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert and shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2015.
      SECTION 6.  Item 1599-0415 of section 2A of chapter 36 of the acts of 2013 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that any funds unexpended in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert and shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2015.
      SECTION 7.  Item 4800-0015 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 140 to 144, inclusive, the words “between items 4800-0038, 4800-0040 and 4800-0041 for services only, as necessary, under an allocation plan, which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and no transfers shall be made for administrative costs” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- among items 4800-0038, 4800-0040, 4800-0041, and 4800-0015; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer funds from items 4800-0038, 4800-0040, 4800-0041 and 4800-0015 to item 4800-1100.
      SECTION 8.  Item 7002-0012 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 8, the words “through September 1, 2014” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 9.  Item 7009-6400 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 54 and 55, the words “through August 31, 2014 to allow for summer programming” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 10.  Item 7009-9600 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 73 and 74, the words “through August 31, 2014” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 11.  Item 7027-1004 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 20 and 21, the words “through August 31, 2014” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 12.  Item 7035-0035 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 29 and 30, the words “through August 31, 2014 to allow for summer programming” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 13.  Item 7061-9404 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 30 and 31, the words “through August 31, 2014 to allow for summer remediation programs” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 14.  Item 7061-9408 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 58 and 59, the words “through  August 31, 2014, to allow for intervention and school and district improvement planning in the summer months” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 15.  Item 7061-9412 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 36 and 37, the words “through August 31, 2014 to allow for planning and implementation during the summer months” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 16.  Item 7061-9611 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 40 and 41, the words “through August 31, 2014 to allow for implementation of said programs during the summer months” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 17.  Item 7061-9804 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 20, the words “through August 31, 2014” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 18.  Item 7066-0025 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 28, the words “through August 31, 2014” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 19.  Item 7066-0040 of said section 2 of said chapter 38 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 15 and 16, the words “through August 31, 2014 to allow for summer programming” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for programs or activities during the summer months.
      SECTION 20.  The salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Middlesex sheriff and Teamsters Local 122 shall be effective for the purpose of section 7 of chapter 150E of the General Laws.
      SECTION 21.  (a) Upon certification by the executive office for administration and finance, an amount of not more than $65,000,000 equal to federal financial participation funds received shall be deposited in the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund established in section 2OOO of chapter 29 of the General Laws. To accommodate the timing of federal revenue receipts after June 30, 2014 amounts that would be collected during the fiscal year 2014 accounts receivable period shall be deposited in the fund on a projected basis on June 15, 2014.
      (b)  The Commonwealth Care Trust Fund need not be required to be in balance at the close of fiscal year 2014 but shall be in balance at the close of fiscal year 2015.
      SECTION 22.  (a) Notwithstanding chapter 334 of the acts of 1996 or any other general or special law to the contrary, control and custody of the Dr. William A. Hinton State Laboratory at the State Laboratory Institute located in the Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston shall be transferred from the University of Massachusetts to the division of capital asset management and maintenance on July 1, 2014. Upon such transfer, the division may assign the use of space within the property to state agencies and may make expenditures and perform maintenance for the property that it considers reasonable and appropriate.
      (b)  Upon the transfer required in subsection (a), employees of the University of Massachusetts Medical School engaged in the maintenance and security of the Dr. William A. Hinton State Laboratory at the State Laboratory Institute shall be transferred to the division of capital asset management and maintenance. The personnel administrator in the human resources division, in consultation with the division of capital asset management and maintenance, shall complete a study of job titles of the former University of Massachusetts Medical School employees at the laboratory. The personnel administrator, in consultation with the division, shall determine the appropriate commonwealth job titles for former employees of the University of Massachusetts Medical School who are transferred to the division under this section.  Employees transferred to the division pursuant to this section shall be placed in job titles as determined by the personnel administrator and shall be paid wages and receive benefits consistent with the collective bargaining agreement governing those job titles. No transfer under this section shall impair the civil service status of a transferred employee who immediately before the effective date of that transfer either held a permanent appointment in a position classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws or had tenure in a position by reason of section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws.

Approved, May 29, 2014.