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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2019 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 for fiscal year 2019 and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary to carry out those appropriations or to accomplish other important public purposes, 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 2019, 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, 2019.  These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items. 

SECTION 2.

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL

0612-0105............................................................ $600,000

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, 2019. 

CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION

Cannabis Control Commission

1070-0842 For the cannabis control commission’s oversight of the medical marijuana industry..................................... $3,000,000

Marijuana Regulation Fund............... 100%

SECTION 3.  Subsection (b) of section 21 of chapter 62C of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 5 of chapter 337 of the acts of 2018, is hereby further amended by adding the following clause:-

(31)  the disclosure to the department of family and medical leave established in section 8 of chapter 175M of return information and wage reporting information that is: (i) received by the commissioner pursuant to chapter 62E; and (ii) necessary for the administration of the family and medical leave program established pursuant to said chapter 175M.

SECTION 4.  Section 32E 3/4 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “center”, in line 4, the following words:- and police training.

SECTION 5.  The second sentence of section 32E7/8 of said chapter 90, as appearing in section 3 of chapter 153 of the acts of 2018, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “section 32E¾ and shall be”, the following words:- collected by the department of revenue and.

SECTION 6.  Section 8 of chapter 175M of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out subsection (g) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(g)  The department shall enforce this chapter and shall promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to this chapter. An employer or covered business entity who fails or refuses to make contributions as required in section 6 shall be assessed 0.63 per cent of its total annual payroll for each year or fraction thereof that it failed to comply, in addition to the total amount of benefits paid to covered individuals for whom it failed to make contributions. The rate of assessment imposed by this subsection shall be adjusted annually consistent with subsection (a) of said section 6 and subsection (e) of section 7. The department may delegate the administration and collection of contributions required by this chapter to the department of revenue, subject to the agreement of the commissioner of revenue.  Such contributions shall be treated as taxes for administration and collection purposes and shall be subject to chapter 62C. Such contributions shall also be treated as debts owed to the department under chapter 62D.

SECTION 6A.  Item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by inserting, in line 1, after the word “programs” the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Presentation School Foundation Community Center in the Brighton section of the city of Boston for public safety upgrades;.

SECTION 6B.  Said Item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 154 is hereby further amended by striking out the figures “$3,326,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- $3,576,000.

SECTION 7.  Section 98 of chapter 208 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(a)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be, subject to appropriation, a pilot program for the delivery of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder at the county correctional facilities located in Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties. The pilot program shall be implemented by the department of public health, in collaboration with the executive office of public safety and security, the office of Medicaid and the county sheriffs who have jurisdiction over the county correctional facilities located in Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties.

SECTION 7A.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the portion of the greenway, as defined in section 2 of chapter 306 of the acts of 2008, that is shown as parcel 23D on the plan defined in said section 2 of said chapter 306 shall be designated and known as the Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park. Subject to approval of an agreement between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Inc., the department shall: (i) erect and maintain suitable markers on parcel 23D bearing that designation; or (ii) provide the conservancy with such suitable markers for display by the conservancy on parcel 23D.

SECTION 8.  The salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the following collective bargaining agreements shall be effective for the purposes of section 7 of chapter 150E of the General Laws:

(1)  between the commonwealth and the International Association of Firefighters Local S-28 and S-29, Unit 11;

(2)  between the board of higher education and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1067/ Council 93;

(3)  between the University of Massachusetts and the Professional Staff Union/MTA/NEA, units A52 and B42;

(4)  between the University of Massachusetts and the Classified Staff Union/MTA/NEA, Boston Campus, Unit B31;

(5)  between the University of Massachusetts and the Classified Staff Union/MTA/NEA, Boston Campus, Unit B32;

(6)  between the Berkshire county sheriff and the International Brotherhood of Corrections Officers, Local R1-297, Unit SB1;

(7)  between the sheriff of the county of Dukes county and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union, Units A and B; and

(8)  between the Middlesex county sheriff and the New England Police Benevolent Association, Local 500, Unit SM5.

SECTION 9.  Section 5 shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

Approved, January 2, 2019.