Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith certain expenditures from the Community Trust Fund, 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 the extent allowed by federal law, not less than $6,100,000 from the Community First Trust Fund established in section 35AAA of chapter 10 of the General Laws, inserted by section 25 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, shall be expended to adjust the approved program rates issued under 101 CMR 417.03 to provide a rate add-on for wages, compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel providing homemaker and personal care homemaker services to elderly clients under items 9110-1500, 9110-1630 and 4000-0600 of section 2 of said chapter 165.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 2014.
Approved, July 22, 2014.