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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN FUNDS TO BE CREDITED TO THE HOUSING PRESERVATION AND STABILIZATION TRUST FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016.

      Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to require forthwith the transfer of certain funds to be credited to the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund for fiscal year 2016, 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. Item 7010-0005 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, as amended by section 49 of chapter 359 of the acts of 2014, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Laws” the following words:- ; provided further, that any unexpended funds for the foundation budget review commission shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be made available through December 31, 2015.
      SECTION 2.  Item 0930-0100 of section 2 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2015 is hereby amended by striking out the words “, prior appropriation continued” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ; provided further, that as of June 30, 2015, any unexpended balance in item 0411-1005 shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be made available for expenditure in fiscal year 2016; and provided further, that the comptroller shall transfer the unexpended balance to this item.
      SECTION 3.  Item 4510-0600 of said section 2 of said chapter 46 is hereby amended by striking out the words “September 30, 2015” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- June 30, 2016.
      SECTION 4.  Item 7004-0099 of said section 2 of said chapter 46 is hereby amended by striking out the words “Inter-City Real Estate Corporation for the cities” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Inter-City, Inc. for the communities.
      SECTION 5.  Item 7007-1202 of said section 2 of said chapter 46 is hereby amended by striking out the word “private” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- non-state.
      SECTION 6.  Item 8900-0001 of said section 2 of said chapter 46 is hereby amended by striking out the words “programs in fiscal year 2015” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- programs in fiscal year 2016.
      SECTION 7.  Section 2D of said chapter 46 is hereby amended by striking out item 7002-9701 and inserting in place thereof the following 5 items:-

7002-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
$2,124,386

Department of Early Education and Care.

3000-0707
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Head Start Collaboration
$175,000
3000-2010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Race-to-the-Top Early Learning Challenge
$9,786,651
3000-4001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preschool Development Grant: Expansion Grant
$15,000,000
3000-9003
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Abuse Prevention
$541,000
      SECTION 8.  (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency shall, not later than June 30, 2016 transfer $4,000,000 from funds previously appropriated, or loans repaid, that the agency administers on behalf of the commonwealth as a result of the program established pursuant to item 1231-1020 of section 2 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996 and $2,500,000 from funds previously appropriated that the agency administers on behalf of the commonwealth as a result of the lead abatement program established in section 197E of chapter 111 of the General Laws, to the comptroller to be credited to the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund for fiscal year 2016. 
      (b)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall, not later than June 30, 2016 transfer $5,000,000 from the General Fund to the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund. 

Approved, October 23, 2015.