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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT FINANCING THE GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the general governmental infrastructure needs of the commonwealth, 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 a program of capital investments for public safety, governmental infrastructure, information technology and data and cyber-security improvements to various state programs, services, agencies, institutions and properties and to fund technology infrastructure, the sums set forth in this act, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act, are hereby made available, subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds, which sums shall be in addition to any other amounts previously appropriated for these purposes; provided, that the amounts specified for a particular project may be adjusted in order to facilitate projects authorized in this act.

SECTION 2.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND SECURITY
Office of the Secretary

 

1790-3006.. For costs associated with initiatives, projects and expenditures to make improvements to the quality, consistency, efficiency and delivery of any service or program for the benefit of the public and the interactions between residents and state agencies and instrumentalities of the commonwealth, including but not limited to, planning and studies, the preparation of plans and specifications, purchase, procurement, acquisition, licensing and implementation of information technology, telecommunications and data-security-related equipment, hardware, software, systems, intellectual property and related projects for various state agencies of the commonwealth; provided, that for projects the secretary of administration and finance certifies to the comptroller directly or indirectly generate state revenue or budgetary savings, the comptroller shall transfer such revenue or budgetary savings to the state treasurer for payment of debt service related to those projects; and provided further, that any federal reimbursement received by a state agency in connection with projects funded from this item may be retained by the state agency or the executive office of technology services and security and expended for the purposes of the project, without further appropriation, in addition to the amounts appropriated in this item ........................................... $195,000,000

1790-3007.. For costs associated with initiatives, projects and expenditures to make improvements to the quality, consistency, efficiency and delivery of any service or program to support, improve, extend, secure or maintain technology or telecommunications infrastructure, including but not limited to, planning and studies, the preparation of plans and specifications, purchase, procurement, acquisition, licensing and implementation of information technology, telecommunications and data-security-related equipment, hardware, software, systems, intellectual property and related projects for various state agencies of the commonwealth; provided, that for projects the secretary of administration and finance certifies to the comptroller directly or indirectly generate state revenue or budgetary savings, the comptroller shall transfer such revenue or budgetary savings to the state treasurer for payment of debt service related to those projects; provided further, that any federal reimbursement received by a state agency in connection with projects funded from this item may be retained by the state agency or the executive office of technology services and security and expended for the purposes of the project, without further appropriation, in addition to the amounts appropriated in this item; provided further, that the executive office of technology services and security, in consultation with the department of telecommunications and cable and the rural policy advisory commission, shall conduct a study of the current state of cell phone service coverage in counties in which the majority of municipalities have a population density of less than 500 persons per square mile; and provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended to improve coverage in these counties............................................. $160,000,000

1790-3008.. For costs associated with planning and studies, the preparation of plans and specifications, purchase, procurement, acquisition, licensing and implementation of information technology, telecommunications and data-security-related equipment, hardware, software, systems, intellectual property and related projects for various state agencies and public instrumentalities of the commonwealth to mitigate, avoid or respond to risks to the security of the commonwealth’s technology and telecommunications infrastructure or operations; provided, that for projects the secretary of administration and finance certifies to the comptroller directly or indirectly generate state revenue or budgetary savings, the comptroller shall transfer such revenue or budgetary savings to the state treasurer for payment of debt service related to those projects; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be provided to cybersecurity, software, hardware and infrastructure upgrades at community colleges; and provided further, that any federal reimbursement received by a state agency in connection with projects funded from this item may be retained by the state agency or the executive office of technology services and security and expended for the purposes of the project, without further appropriation, in addition to the amounts appropriated in this item..................................................... $140,000,000

1790-3009.. For costs associated with planning and studies, the preparation of plans and specifications, purchase, procurement, acquisition, licensing and implementation of information technology, telecommunications and data-security-related equipment, hardware, software, systems, intellectual property and related projects for various state agencies of the commonwealth including, but not limited to, executing strategic initiatives, improving business intelligence and modernizing governmental functions; provided, that funds may be expended for costs associated with the development, implementation and deployment of an online delivery system for unemployment insurance compensation benefits including, but not limited to, the awarding of contracts to consultants; provided further, that prior to the selection of consultants and prior to and during the development, implementation and deployment of the online delivery system, the secretary of labor and workforce development and the consultants after so chosen shall consult with an advisory council of the state workforce development board established in section 7 of chapter 23H of the General Laws; provided further, that the advisory council shall focus and provide feedback on the unemployment online delivery system including alternate methods of access for individuals with barriers to online systems; provided further, that the advisory council shall consist of: 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; 2 members appointed by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc., 1 of whom shall represent small business; 2 members appointed by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation representing unemployed workers in diverse geographical areas of the state; 1 member appointed by the Disability Law Center, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Inc. from a community-based organization that serves unemployed workers with limited English proficiency; and 1 member appointed by the Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Inc.; provided further, that the advisory council shall solicit input on the criteria utilized for the selection of the bid evaluation from low-wage unemployed workers, people with disabilities who use assistive technology, community-based organizations that advocate for people with limited English proficiency, people of color, recipients of unemployment benefits and individuals with technological expertise in systems designed to maximize user accessibility and inclusiveness; provided further, that the advisory council shall submit input to the secretary on the criteria to be utilized for the selection of the bid evaluation; provided further, that the secretary and the advisory council shall meet quarterly; provided further, that the secretary shall submit quarterly reports on the progress of the development, implementation and deployment of an online delivery system for unemployment compensation benefits to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate; provided further, that the last quarterly report of 2021 shall include a plan for the deployment of the online system and an update on the progress of the development of the online delivery system, including a demonstration of the design and access to the online system and alternate methods of access for individuals with barriers to access, including, but not limited to, individuals without internet access, individuals with limited English proficiency or individuals with disabilities; provided further, that the design shall comply with federal and state requirements for unemployment delivery systems and standards for digital accessibility, including the most recent version of web accessibility standards; provided further, that not later than 90 days after the submission of the development plan, the secretary shall hold a public hearing and solicit testimony on the plan; provided further, that not less than 30 days’ notice shall be given for said public hearing; provided further, that not later than 120 days before the online delivery system becomes available for public use, the secretary shall submit a final report on the development of the system to the clerks of the house and senate that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) a summary of testimony received through the public hearing; (ii) a description of the recommendations received; (iii) a description of actions taken as a result of testimony received; and (iv) if action was not taken on a recommendation, a description as to why no action was taken on said recommendation; provided further, that after consultation with the advisory council, the final report shall also set forth a process for user acceptance testing and for soliciting, accepting and resolving stakeholder feedback for continual improvement, including a public service announcement plan to keep all stakeholders informed about access and changes to the online delivery system; provided further, that for projects the secretary of administration and finance certifies to the comptroller directly or indirectly generate state revenue or budgetary savings, the comptroller shall transfer such revenue or budgetary savings to the state treasurer for payment of debt service related to those projects; and provided further, that any federal reimbursement received by a state agency in connection with projects funded from this item may be retained by the state agency or the executive office of technology services and security and expended for the purposes of the project, without further appropriation, in addition to the amounts appropriated in this item............................................ $165,000,000

SECTION 2A.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 

1599-7064.. For a competitive, matching grant program to be administered by the executive office of education and the department of elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the secretary of technology services and security, to assist public schools and districts in improving student instruction and assessment through the use of information technology; provided, that the program shall include assistance to public schools and districts to establish, enhance or expand remote learning environments; provided further, that funds may be used to reimburse costs incurred by public schools or districts establishing, enhancing or expanding remote learning environments in response to the state of emergency concerning the novel coronavirus outbreak declared by the governor on March 10, 2020; provided further, that grants shall be used to ensure fair and equitable access to technology across the commonwealth and to address the needs of vulnerable populations, including addressing barriers for students caused by disability, race or ethnicity, English learner status, having a primary home language other than English, homelessness, low-income status or other factors that place students at-risk, including those in a gateway municipality, as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that the executive office of education and the department of elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the executive office of technology services and security, shall determine the criteria used to evaluate applications for the matching grant program; provided further, that the criteria shall promote access to broadband to public schools and districts; and provided further, that such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, the commitment of the public school or district to improve the efficiency and productivity of education through the use of technology, to deliver statewide online assessments, to provide student access to individualized and rigorous digital learning experiences and to ensure that educators and administrators have the knowledge and skills to develop and implement digital learning curricula...................................................... $50,000,000

Department of Early Education and Care

3000-2020.. For a grant program administered by the department of early education and care to assist licensed early education and care providers and after school programs with capital improvements necessary to meet the minimum health and safety requirements established by the department for approved reopening during the state of emergency concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak declared by the governor on March 10, 2020; provided, that the department shall determine a process for awarding grants to support capital improvements allowing early education and care providers and after school programs to open safely or to reimburse providers for prior capital improvements necessary to open safely; provided further, that the grant distribution process shall prioritize providers serving families receiving subsidized childcare through the department; provided further, that in determining a process for awarding grants, the department shall aim to support equitable geographic access to child care and shall align the availability of child care and after school programs with the needs of the workforce; provided further, that the services made available pursuant to such grants shall not be construed as a right or entitlement to the benefits financing for any individual or class of persons; provided further, that no expenditure shall be made from this item without the prior approval of the secretary of administration and finance; and provided further, that eligibility shall be established by regulations promulgated by the department pursuant to chapter 30A of the General Laws for the implementation, administration and enforcement of this item.............................. $25,000,000

Department of Higher Education

7066-6829.. For initiatives to improve the safety and security of public institutions of higher education, to be administered in coordination with the executive office of education and the executive office of public safety and security; provided, that funding may be used for multi-year grants to public institutions of higher education for school security and communications upgrades; provided further, that funding may be used to provide training for campus public safety officials; provided further, that funding from this item may be used to issue student identification cards to include sexual assault crisis information, including, but not limited to, rape crisis hotline phone numbers; provided further, that existing student identification cards shall not be required to be reprinted and reissued; provided further, that funding may be used to provide upgrades of security cameras, door locks, active shooter detection systems, emergency communication systems, campus lighting and emergency call boxes; provided further, that funding may be used to provide upgrades of security cameras, door locks, active shooter detection systems, emergency communication systems, campus lighting and emergency call boxes; and provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be provided to community colleges... $30,000,000

SECTION 2B.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Office of the Secretary

1599-1952.. For a competitive, matching grant program to be administered by the executive office for administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of technology services and security, to assist municipalities with the construction of fiber broadband infrastructure and related projects and expenditures; provided, that priority for grants shall be given to completely unserved premises located in a municipality; and provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for competitive grants to regional planning agencies facilitating technical assistance to multiple municipalities engaging in regional broadband infrastructure planning.............................................. $20,500,000

SECTION 2C.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Office of the Secretary

1100-2512.. For a grant program to cities, towns, regional organizations whose membership is exclusively composed of municipal governments or municipal redevelopment authorities or agencies or similar governmental development agencies to provide funding for capital purposes, including, but not limited to, planning and studies, preparation of plans and specifications, site assembly and preparation, dispositions, acquisitions, repairs, renovations, improvements, construction, demolition, remediation, modernization and reconstruction of facilities, infrastructure, equipment and other capital assets, technical assistance, information technology equipment and infrastructure and for costs associated with improving accessibility of municipal facilities, including, but not limited to, assessments, transition plans, technical assistance to cities, towns, municipal councils on aging and disability and regional organizations whose membership is exclusively composed of municipal governments, under guidelines adopted by the secretary of administration and finance; provided, that not less than $1,000,000 be directed to the Massachusetts office of victim assistance for infrastructure improvements to the garden of peace; and provided further, that grants may be awarded to municipalities submitting applications jointly or through a regional planning agency............ $101,000,000

1100-2513.. For infrastructure related to governmental performance and efficiency; provided, that the secretary shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight an accounting of the expenditures made under this section not later than January 15, 2021..................................................... $100,000,000

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance

1102-2020.. For costs associated with planning and studies, dispositions, acquisition of land and buildings and interests therein by purchase, prepayment of lease for a term that exceeds the useful life of the facility, gift or other transfer or by eminent domain pursuant to chapter 79 of the General Laws, for the preparation of plans and specifications, disparity studies, repairs, construction, renovations, improvements, asset management, accessibility improvements, demolition, disposition and remediation of state-owned and former county facilities and grounds and for costs associated with repair and maintenance of buildings, building systems and equipment at various facilities of the commonwealth; provided, that any federal reimbursement received by a state agency in connection with projects funded from this item may be retained by the executive office for administration and finance and expended for the purposes of the project, without further appropriation, in addition to the amounts appropriated in this item; provided further, that all maintenance and repair work funded in this item shall be listed in the capital asset management information system administered by the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided further, that costs payable from this item shall not include the design or construction of new department of correction or sheriff’s office correctional facility campuses or the expansion of correctional population capacity at said correctional facility campuses unless such costs are directly related to the health and safety of inmates currently incarcerated at said correctional facility campus; provided further, that where appropriate, the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may transfer funds authorized herein in accordance with a delegation of project control and supervision process pursuant to section 5 of chapter 7C of the General Laws; and provided further, that funds so transferred shall be distributed based on the severity of the need that the repair shall address and other criteria developed by the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the secretary of administration and finance.............. $150,000,000

4000-2023.. For costs associated with planning and studies, dispositions, acquisition of land and buildings and interests therein by purchase, prepayment of lease for a term that exceeds the useful life of the facility, gift or other transfer or by eminent domain pursuant to chapter 79 of the General Laws, for the preparation of plans and specifications, repairs, construction, renovations, improvements, modernization, construction, reconstruction, furnishing, equipping, acquiring, remodeling, refurbishing, asset management, accessibility improvements, demolition, disposition and remediation of facilities and grounds operated by the various departments within the executive office of health and human services, all as the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services and the appropriate commissioners of the departments within the executive office, shall consider appropriate; provided, that costs payable from this item shall include, but not be limited to, the costs of leases of temporary relocation space or equipment as required for completion of a project; provided further, that any federal reimbursement received by a state agency including, but not limited to, projects related to the provision of health care, human services and veterans’ services in connection with projects funded from this item may be retained by the executive office for administration and finance and expended for the purposes of the project, without further appropriation, in addition to the amounts appropriated in this item; and provided further, that not less than $2,900,000 shall be expended for the public health data systems pursuant to section 237 of chapter 111 of the General Laws for the implementation of chapter 93 of the acts of 2020 and for the analysis of population health trends including, but not limited to, analysis of population health trends and health inequities related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic..................................................... $102,900,000

8000-2025.. For costs associated with planning and studies, dispositions, acquisition of land and buildings and interests therein by purchase, prepayment of lease for a term that exceeds the useful life of the facility, gift or other transfer or by eminent domain pursuant to chapter 79 of the General Laws, for the preparation of plans and specifications, repairs, construction, renovations, improvements, remediation, rehabilitation, modernization and demolition for public safety and security facilities, all as the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the secretary of public safety and security and the appropriate commissioners of the departments within the executive office, shall consider appropriate; provided, that costs payable from this item shall include, but not be limited to, the costs of leases of temporary relocation space or equipment as required for completion of a project; provided further, that costs payable from this item shall not include the design or construction of new department of correction or sheriff’s office correctional facility campuses or the expansion of correctional population capacity at said correctional facility campuses unless such costs are directly related to the health and safety of inmates currently incarcerated at said correctional facility campus; and provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for technology improvements in the office of the commissioner of probation to automate the process for sealing criminal records............................. $122,500,000

8000-2027.. For costs associated with the planning, development and deployment of a statewide data sharing system across criminal justice state agencies and the courts to enable the collection and dissemination of information on race and ethnicity pursuant to section 18¾ of chapter 6A of the General Laws........................ $10,000,000

Massachusetts Office on Disability

1107-2410.. For state financial assistance in the form of grants to cities and towns for modifications to governmental infrastructure to enhance accessibility; provided, that projects may include, but shall not be limited to, projects providing for renovation, remodeling, reconstruction, redevelopment and hazardous material abatement, including asbestos and lead paint removal, for the adaptation of facilities for families and persons with disabilities and for compliance with state codes and laws and for adaptations necessary for compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; provided further, that grants may be awarded to municipalities submitting applications jointly or through a regional planning agency; and provided further, that priority shall be given to projects undertaken for the purpose of compliance with state codes and laws or for other purposes related to the health and safety of residents............................................. $10,000,000

Department of Revenue

1201-0001.. For the division of local services within the department of revenue, for grants to carry out the community compact information technology grant program established in conjunction with executive order 554....................................................... $5,000,000

Board of Library Commissioners

7000-9092.. For a program of grants to cities and towns for approved public library projects pursuant to sections 19G to 19J, inclusive, of chapter 78 of the General Laws; provided, that grants may be awarded to municipalities submitting applications jointly or through a regional planning agency............................. $115,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary

4000-0123.. For capital costs associated with facilitating the development of a system to allow applicants and recipients of MassHealth and the Medicare savings program, also known as MassHealth buy in, the option to both: (i) initiate an application for federal supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits at the time of application or renewal for medical assistance and (ii) authorize the office of Medicaid to submit said application to the department of transitional assistance............................................. $5,000,000

Department of Public Health

4510-2020.. For federally qualified health centers to promote business continuity and operational resiliency through adopting technological hardware and software solutions to protect medical and business data; provided, that $1,000,000 shall be made available to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation to adopt hosting solutions for critical medical and business data and to extend electronic medical record resources to other entities to advance cyber security and operational efficiencies.......................... $10,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Department of Housing and Community Development

7004-2020.. For an economic empowerment and community reinvestment capital grant program to support communities disproportionately impacted by crime and the criminal justice system in the commonwealth; provided, that said grant program shall be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development, which shall provide staff and administrative support; provided further, that grant-awarding decisions shall be made by an economic empowerment and community reinvestment board consisting of: 6 persons to be appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be individuals who have been personally involved in, but not employed by, the criminal justice system, 2 of whom shall come from a list of not less than 5 nominees generated by the Boston branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1 of whom shall reside in a geographically isolated community and 1 of whom shall have expertise in housing or economic development and a demonstrated commitment to empowering socially and economically disadvantaged communities; 2 persons to be appointed by the attorney general, at least 1 of whom shall be from a list of not less than 5 nominees generated by the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc. and shall have been personally involved in, but not employed by, the criminal justice system; the executive director of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of Amplify Latinx or a designee; the executive director of the commission on the status of citizens of Asian descent  or a designee; the executive director of the North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Action Fund, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations or a designee; and a representative from Black and Pink, Boston or a designee; provided further, that chapter 268A of the General Laws shall apply to all board members, except that the board may purchase from, sell to, borrow from, contract with or otherwise deal with any organization in which any board member is in anyway interested or involved; provided further, that such interest or involvement shall be disclosed in advance to the board and recorded in the minutes of the proceedings of the board; provided further, that no member shall be considered to have violated section 4 of said chapter 268A because of the member’s receipt of usual and regular compensation from such member’s employer during the time in which the member participates in the activities of the board; provided further, that in selecting board members, every effort shall be made to ensure geographic diversity; provided further, that prioritization in awarding grants shall be given to, but not limited to: (i) municipalities with higher proportions of said socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; (ii) community development corporations serving said socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; (iii) small businesses owned by said socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; (iv) municipalities with higher proportions of individuals impacted by crime and the criminal justice system; (v) municipalities with higher proportions of low-income households; and (vi) gateway municipalities, as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that grants shall be made available for, but not be limited to, capital improvements to increase access for said socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to: (a) economic and workforce training opportunities; (b) affordable housing; (c) technology infrastructure; (d) health care services; and (e) opportunities for the establishment, development or expansion of small businesses; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Malden Arts, Inc. for the ARTline in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Bread of Life, Inc., in the city of Malden for the under one roof capital campaign to expand services addressing food insecurity and homelessness; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended to CENTRO and Latin American Business Organization, Inc. for a grant program for businesses in the second Worcester district owned by individuals from socially and economically-disadvantaged communities including, but not limited to, communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system or by racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias, for economic and workforce training opportunities, affordable housing, technology infrastructure and opportunities for the establishment, development or expansion of small businesses; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. to restore the capitol theatre in the city of New Bedford to create affordable housing, community space and storefronts for locally-owned businesses of socially and economically marginalized individuals including, but not limited to, individuals from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system or by racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Somerville housing authority for the installation of triple glazed windows in the Mystic River housing development to mitigate the impacts of noise and air pollution, including harmful particulates on low-income housing tenants due to the close proximity to interstate highway route 93 and state highway route 38; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be provided to support programs in at least 2 regions of the commonwealth to assist juvenile and emerging adult offenders overcome barriers to employment and collateral consequences of being adjudicated or convicted of a crime including, but not limited to, education, vocational training, housing, substance abuse and mental health services and assistance with sealing or expunging criminal records; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Northern Essex Community College and the city of Lawrence for their restoration and renovation of Saint Anne's church in the city of Lawrence to create a Lawrence cultural and performing arts center to serve as a community resource for local traveling arts organizations to preserve and promote the artistic culture of socially and economically-disadvantaged communities including, but not limited to, communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system or by racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias, through art, dance, poetry, music and public lectures; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to address disparities in education, housing and small businesses in the city of Chelsea which negatively impact socially and economically-disadvantaged communities including, but not limited to, communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system or by racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to address the disparities in education, housing and small businesses in the city of Everett which negatively impact socially and economically-marginalized communities including, but not limited to, communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system or by racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for a study on barriers to access to justice in Hampden county, including the physical access to the court, health and safety of the courthouse, access to counsel, post-incarceration rehabilitation programs, job assistance programs for previously incarcerated individuals, violence prevention and youth development and education programs; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Neighborhood Development Associates, Inc. in the city of Lynn for the purchase or rehabilitation of under-utilized housing in order to create permanent, safe and affordable housing for low and moderate income residents; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to Inspirational Ones, Inc. to reinvest in the community by continuing development of the Methuen youth innovation project in collaboration with Methuen public schools, including, but not limited to, the securing of a physical facility, the creation and implementation of a curriculum model for the purpose of identifying and expanding deeper learning opportunities for the youth of the city of Methuen and the Merrimack Valley, with a focus on engaging underserved youth; provided further, that not less than $1,125,000 shall be expended for technology resources at the Chelsea senior center; provided further, that not less than $1,125,000 shall be expended for technology resources at the Chelsea veterans’ services; provided further, that not less than $2,250,000 shall be expended for upgrades at the Civic Infrastructure Academy at Madison Park technical high school in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $2,250,000 shall be expended for the Barbara Rivera Community Center in the city of Springfield for improvements relative to programming for the lowest income census tract in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for economic development and environmental remediation projects along the Malden River in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for Everett public schools; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the Chinatown Business Association, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the design and outfitting of a computer training and workforce development facility located in the Just-A-Start Corporation facility in Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $1,250,000 shall be expended for Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Inc. in the city of Boston for improvements to the technology center; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the Saheli, Inc. Boston; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Springfield housing authority for infrastructure improvements to the Tri-Towers high rise apartments in the city of Springfield............................ $65,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Department of Fire Services

8324-2019.. For the study, preparation of plans and specifications, design, remediation, demolition, construction, renovation and improvements, including furnishings and equipment, of department of fire services facilities and grounds, including the establishment of a department of fire services Southeastern Massachusetts firefighter training facility, for costs associated with repair and maintenance of department of fire services grounds, buildings, building systems and equipment and for the acquisition of apparatus and specialty vehicles...................................................... $10,000,000

LEGISLATURE
Senate

9500-2020.. For necessary information technology upgrades for the senate....................................................... $1,250,000

House of Representatives

9600-2020.. For necessary information technology upgrades for the house of representatives........................................ $1,250,000

SECTION 2D.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Office of the Secretary

8324-2000.. For a grant program to be awarded competitively to fire departments of cities, towns, fire districts and authorities of the commonwealth to purchase firefighter safety equipment; provided, that eligible fire safety equipment under this program shall include, but not be limited to, washer or dryer units, turnout gear, hand-held power lights, communication devices, personal alarm safety systems, self-contained breathing apparatus, fit test equipment, air packs, tanks, compressors, thermal imaging devices and computerized personnel accountability systems, but shall exclude firefighter vehicles; and provided further, that grants may be awarded to municipalities submitting applications jointly or through a regional planning agency...................................................... $25,000,000

8000-2026.. For a grant program to be awarded competitively by the executive office of public safety and security to cities and towns for the purchase of body-worn cameras for police departments; provided, that funds may be expended for capital costs necessary to utilize body-worn cameras, including, but not limited to, surveillance and storage of camera footage; and provided further, that the executive office of public safety and security may expend funds to enable bulk purchasing of body-worn cameras and other necessary equipment on behalf of cities and towns that are eligible for grants $20,000,000

SECTION 2E.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Office of the Secretary

8000-0703.. For equipment for the department of correction and other agencies within the executive office of public safety and security including, but not limited to, medical equipment, security equipment, safety equipment, communications equipment and vehicles...... $30,000,000

Department of State Police

8000-2024.. For the replacement of state police cruisers and accompanying equipment; provided, that funds may be expended for equipment purchased in conjunction with the operation of the state police cruiser fleet, including, but not limited to, mobile data terminals...................................................... $40,000,000

SECTION 2F.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Department of Agricultural Resources

2511-0123.. For a food security program, including grants to fund costs of immediate and projected infrastructure needs for farms, retailers, fisheries, food system businesses and food distribution channels including, but not limited to, food banks, farm stands, food hubs, food retailers, elder services and community supported agriculture farms, while taking into account the unique needs of rural and urban areas and gateway municipalities as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws, in order to adapt to the disruptions caused as a result of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, to provide greater access to local food in ways that support social-distancing recommendations, and to provide grants that support food banks and other parts of the food distribution channel to meet the urgent needs as a result of COVID-19 by expanding services, which may include, but shall not be limited to: (i) information technology needs, including the development of online markets and delivery systems, including an online system to link food system channels to identify and match agricultural and fishery products to consumers and markets, particularly to benefit food insecure communities; (ii) facility adaptation to new safety guidelines, including new signage and the installation of handwashing stations; (iii) expansion of storage and food preparation areas for food banks, food pantries or food distribution organizations; (iv) the purchase or lease of point-of-sale devices to provide to retailers at no cost to provide curbside pick-up and curbside payment service, including payment using electronic benefits transfer cards; (v) storage and processing equipment to adapt to supply chain disruptions, including for cold and ambient storage and vehicles for distribution; (vi) capital support for food retailers in communities underserved by full grocery stores to increase capacity, expand offerings of health foods and maintain continuity of business operations; (vii) production processing and transportation for meat, fish and other poultry products individually, or through a collaborative effort and information technology for tracking and quality control of products and for fishing vessels and farms; and (viii) information technology needs for food retailers with not more than 100 employees in order to meet criteria to join the online purchasing program of the supplemental nutrition assistance program as outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture...................................................... $37,270,000

2030-1010.. For the replacement and purchase of environmental law enforcement vehicles and maritime law enforcement patrol vessels and accompanying equipment; provided, that funds may be expended for equipment purchased in conjunction with the operation of the environmental law enforcement vehicle and vessel fleet, including, but not limited to, mobile data terminals, installation of mounts and multi-band radios, search and rescue equipment, boat trailers, engines, lower units, remotely operated vehicles, portable side scan sonar, navigation systems and communication radios....................... $5,000,000

SECTION 2G.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Office of the Secretary

1100-2514.. For grants to public and nonprofit entities for improvements to local information technology and other capital needs; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the city of Somerville to establish the department of public works as the core network redundancy site for the purposes of network and firewall improvements; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the city of Somerville to acquire backup appliances to reduce backup time and ensure critical disaster and cybersecurity recovery speeds; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available to communities in Berkshire county to determine the cost of constructing a municipal broadband network; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the city of New Bedford for Buttonwood Park Zoological Society, Inc.’s infrastructure improvements for the animal ambassador and nature connection education center projects; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Brockton for projects related to cybersecurity and information technology upgrades; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Brockton housing authority for an enhanced security camera system at Campello high rise in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Easton housing authority for an enhanced security camera system for Elise circle and Parker terrace in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Brockton housing authority for an enhanced security camera system for Sullivan towers in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for e-permitting, geographic information system and technology-based service delivery software for the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the town of Braintree; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the city known as the town of Randolph; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology improvements in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not less than $715,000 shall be expended for information technology improvements in the town of Methuen; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the town of Amherst; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for a city-wide land use and permitting system in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology improvements for the town of Milton; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the city of Pittsfield to support the creation and deployment of a wi-fi access system to all family-based public housing complexes; provided further, that not less than $1,700,000 shall be expended for OpenCape Corporation network to provide services to the counties of Dukes County and Nantucket, the town of Falmouth and the outer and lower cape and of the total amount, not less than $1,313,749 shall be provided to extend services to the communities on the outer and lower cape; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for the completion of handicap accessibility improvements to municipally owned buildings in the city known as the town of West Springfield; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for cyber security technology cloud infrastructure upgrades for the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $237,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the town of Canton and the Canton public library; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Avon to move financial software to the cloud for increased security and improved remote operations; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Avon for a project to connect infrastructures to the town fiber network; provided further, that not less than $61,200 shall be expended to update town hall conference room streaming technology for the local cable services in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $43,366 shall be expended to update public library conference room streaming technology for the local cable services in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the city of Medford to upgrade the city's financial management software; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for improvements to Haines square in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for improvements to Carr park in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $375,000 shall be provided to the town of Arlington for the installation of outdoor public wi-fi; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be provided to the town of Medfield for the implementation of server upgrades to improve the town of Medfield's cybersecurity; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be provided to the town of Medfield for the implementation of an electronic payroll program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be directed to the city of Marlborough for the Marlborough public library; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for equipment and software upgrades for the advancement of online services and web accessibility in the town of Bedford; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the New North Citizens Council, Inc. for youth and senior information technology data instruction program in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a lighting project for the Marlborough district court clock tower; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended for upgrades for the Northborough free library; provided further, that not less than $30,400 shall be expended for upgrades to allow for social distancing and updated technology capabilities, connectivity and access at the Westborough public library; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the digitization of municipal records in the city of Woburn; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for federal Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements for the city of Fitchburg city hall; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades in the town of Ipswich; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for a computer and equipment replacement plan in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended on the restoration and renovation of old town hall in the town of Walpole; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades to the city of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the city of Worcester to create an online document portal for electronic workflow that will interface electronically with the city's current document repository; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the town of Leicester to replace a copper line telephone system to provide consistent telephone line service at the Leicester senior center; provided further, that no less than $20,000 shall be provided to the town of Leicester to replace and upgrade computers for town offices and the police department; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be provided to the town of Leicester to purchase new enterprise firewalls for security; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the town of Millis for an information technology mobility, resiliency and efficiency project; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be provided to the town of Natick for an online permitting and licensing system; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the town of Natick for upgrades to the water and sewer supervisory control and data acquisition system; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a generator to ensure continuity of services for Melrose city hall in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $1,800,000 be provided to the city of Worcester for replacing the enterprise resource planning system; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Hinsdale and Peru for elimination of unserved areas and completion of their broadband networks; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments for the incident management team revolving fund; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to enhance the city of Everett virtual city hall operations to include additional equipment, capital related services and upgrades to better serve the public; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the city of Lawrence for information technology and network upgrades; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for network and computer upgrades for the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. youth center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for upgrades to the financial management software in the town of Upton; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to the town of Grafton for technological upgrades, including the transition from copper to fiber lines and converters, as well as additional receiver sites to improve radio transmission; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Northbridge for technological improvements, including emergency operations center infrastructure upgrades; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Andover for upgrades to town buildings relative to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for equipment upgrades for the advancement of online services for the Beaman memorial public library in the town of West Boylston; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for equipment upgrades for the advancement of wireless network accessibility in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the digitization of municipal records in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Springfield redevelopment authority collaborative cyber security initiative at Springfield union station in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the upgrading of the city of Springfield computer equipment to enhance the network's information technology efficiency and security protocol measures; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the city wide fiber initiative for the upgrade of the fiber network in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the storage area network server for the city of Springfield for the enhancement of the city's network; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Framingham for a pilot program of city-wide wireless internet access; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for a cybersecurity assessment in the town of Arlington; provided further, that not less than $24,000 shall be expended for an artificial intelligence system for email security in the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for a content management financial system for the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the One Bead Project to expand access to technology for low-income families in the cities of Boston and Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be directed to the town of Southampton for a generator and related equipment for municipal telecommunications infrastructure, public safety and security improvements in town facilities; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Northampton Survival Center, Inc. for the full restoration of onsite services; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades in the city of Revere; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the coastal foodshed initiative in the greater New Bedford area for the purposes of facilitating increased access to farm stands and food hubs by enabling mobile delivery and associated technical support services; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for equipment upgrades for the advancement of online services for the Malden public library in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for equipment upgrades for the advancement of online services for Malden city hall in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended for a cloud-based virtual data center for critical systems in the town of Brookline; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the expansion and enhancement of the existing Heywood Healthcare, Inc. handle with care evidence-based childhood trauma mitigation program model and to add a virtual platform to support facilitation of the handle with care program in a virtual environment; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades in Brockton public schools; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades in Easton public schools; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for technological improvements for Holbrook public schools; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for technological improvements for Braintree public schools; provided further, that not less than $500,000 be expended for technological improvements for Randolph public schools; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for system-wide upgrades for the town of Stoneham public school district; provided further, that not less than $330,000 shall be expended for electronic learning devices in Medford public schools; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to Sudbury public schools for technology and health and safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for technology infrastructure upgrades at Bedford public schools; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for technology infrastructure upgrades at Burlington public schools; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a fire alarm upgrade at the Lunenburg primary school; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for technology instructional equipment for the school system in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for information technology equipment upgrades to Amesbury public schools in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for camera and security infrastructure at Leicester high school to connect into police department monitoring for safety of all students; provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for security fencing and video equipment for Goddard elementary school, Woodland academy and Claremont academy in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Ashland Public Schools for technology and health and safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be directed to the Framingham public schools for technology and health and safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for information technology equipment upgrades for the Melrose public schools; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be provided to the city of Everett for electronic learning devices for all Everett students and OTIS for educators; and provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for infrastructure upgrades on the campus of Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School in the Hathorne section of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the city of Somerville to purchase fire hardware necessary for the security and safety of residents; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the Hampshire Hills Emergency Communication System Project to provide the critical emergency infrastructure improvements necessary to serve the needs of emergency responders in Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin counties; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the modernization of communications systems and equipment for the town of Stoneham police department; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the modernization and upgrade of emergency communications systems in the town of Winchester; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for modernization of communications systems and safety equipment for the town of Winchester fire department; provided further, that not less than $228,000 shall be expended for technology-related needs for the Methuen fire department including a Zetron system upgrade, back-up generator, computer-aided dispatch and thermal imaging devices; provided further, that not less than $144,000 shall be expended to purchase radios for the Canton fire department in the town of Canton; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to purchase an upgraded radio system for the Canton police department; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be provided for cybersecurity, software and infrastructure upgrades for the fire department of the town of Avon; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for crime control and prevention software in the town of Avon; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the purpose of updating information technology equipment for the fire department in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $32,868 shall be expended for the purpose of updating information technology equipment for the detective and patrol divisions of the police department in the town of Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements for the city of Fitchburg police department; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Essex County Sheriff’s department for the replacement of the electronic security system for locks and cameras at the Middleton House of Correction; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for upgraded security systems in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for wireless fire alarm box receiving equipment in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be provided for the purchase of radio repeaters and machinery to sterilize and dispose of needles and other medical waste for the Sharon fire department; provided further, that not less than $200,000 be provided to the town of Natick for public safety scheduling and records management software; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for capital repairs, utility upgrades and emergency backup power generators at the Ferry Street fire station and 911 Call-Center in Everett; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the feasibility, design and engineering for a new police station headquarters in Everett; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of Lawrence for upgrades to police cruiser computer technology; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Northbridge for technological improvements, including server upgrades to the police station network; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the town of Grafton for upgrades to the police station’s fingerprint software; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to replace a fire communication tower for the Plymouth fire department in the town of Plymouth; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the town of North Andover to purchase and install a bi-directional amplifier antenna; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to purchase a new fire rescue vehicle to replace current end-of-life vehicle operating in the Tewksbury fire department; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the purchasing of thermal imaging cameras for the fire department in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to purchase new radio equipment to supplement and replace current stock for the Wilmington fire and police departments; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to purchase a new ambulance to replace current end-of-life vehicle operating in the Tewksbury fire department; provided further, that not less than $18,000 shall be expended to purchase vehicle-mounted computers for the Wilmington fire department; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a GIS-based permitting system for the Belmont fire department in the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be directed to the town of Westhampton for planning, studies, preparation of plans and designs for a public safety complex and the necessary infrastructure equipment; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to purchase a new fire engine to replace outdated equipment for the Malden fire department in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for information technology upgrades for the Andover senior center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the replacement of outdated vehicles for the Malden police department in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $1,320,000 shall be expended for telecommunications, safety and security improvements at Greenfield Community College; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended on security technology and equipment for the towns of Shrewsbury and Upton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for technological improvements and equipment for the Grafton and Northbridge public schools; provided further, that not less than $425,000 shall be expended for public safety communication towers and repeater systems in the towns of Auburn and Millbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for vehicles and security equipment for the police department in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for hazardous material abatement for public schools in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the acquisition of turnout gear for the fire department in the town of Leominster; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the acquisition of turnout gear for the fire department in the town of Lunenburg; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Ipswich, North Andover, North Reading and Wilmington for information technology and communications systems; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of a wastewater treatment facility in the city of Gloucester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of a new senior center in the town of Wilmington; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for roadwork improvements to Ferry street in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for an ambulance for the fire department in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for establishing broadband internet access for the town of Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $230,000 shall be expended for parks and recreation improvements in the city of Methuen including, but not limited to, upgrades to playground equipment at Veterans park and Forest lake, the installation of fitness trails in city parks and park and open space improvements citywide; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for broadband buildout in severely unserved areas and for assistance with broadband adoption in areas where broadband is currently available but unaffordable for residents; provided further, that not less than $270,000 shall be expended to the city of Amesbury to fund technology and infrastructure upgrades for public schools, including, but not limited to, the purchase of Chromebooks and Chromecarts or comparable hardware, instructional software, online tools, books and streaming services, repairs to existing technology facilities, upgrades to communications and security systems and the purchase of other education and classroom supplies and resources, in order to expand equitable access to education in light of obstacles exacerbated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for upgraded information technology systems in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for upgraded information technology services at North Shore Community College in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to the town of New Braintree to expand broadband access; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the police department in the town of Sturbridge to purchase body-worn cameras; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Abington, Braintree, Holbrook and Rockland and the city of Quincy for municipal clerks to upgrade information technology; provided further, that not less than $550,000 shall be expended to expand internet access to at-risk and low-income populations in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for educational technology infrastructure improvements in public schools in the town of Bourne; provided further, that not less than $325,000 shall be expended for state-of-the-art environmental testing at the Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse and the Hampden county juvenile court, including air quality testing, asbestos testing which shall include, but not be limited to, testing of flooring, pipes, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, insulation and concrete, vermiculite testing and potential asbestos abatement; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to provide the city of Everett with free wireless internet in parks and other public spaces; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the Hampden sheriff’s office for the replacement of 2 24/7 hybrid perimeter vehicles and a warehouse box truck; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the community technology program in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades in public schools in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades in the public schools in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades in public schools in the town of Wellesley; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended equally to the cities of Beverly, Peabody and Salem and the towns of Danvers and Topsfield for information technology services for seniors and veterans including, but not limited to, telehealth services; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for educational infrastructure improvements in public schools in the town of Plymouth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available to communities in Franklin and Hampshire counties for municipal information technology capacity building improvements; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Crossroads Fiber municipal broadband project in the city of Chicopee; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Commission to conduct a comprehensive study of commercial internet availability for residential and commercial properties and of areas with limited or insufficient cellular phone service within the county of Barnstable, the county of Nantucket and the county of Dukes County; provided further, that the study shall include, but not be limited to, the following information within said counties: (i) the identification of residential and commercial properties that do and do not have access to commercial internet service; (ii) a detailed analysis of residential and commercial properties without a commercial internet service option, including analysis of the viability of extending internet service to such properties based on geographic, land access or environmental impediments; (iii) a count of school-aged children and adults who could work from home or receive remote school instruction who live in a residential property without access to or have not adopted commercial internet service; (iv) a review of the digital divide, including access to the internet, especially in areas with a high population of people with low-income status; (v) a survey of access to commercial internet service based on race and ethnicity; (vi) an analysis of the strength of cellular phone data signals, including testing of all major cellular phone carriers in diverse locations using data gathered in various locations; (vii) a detailed study of further cellular phone infrastructure needs to increase signal quality; and (viii) an analysis of existing and potential providers of internet service and the status of existing infrastructure; provided further, that the Cape Cod Commission shall issue a detailed report of its findings which shall include street level visual mapping to the members of the general court representing the counties of Barnstable, Nantucket and Dukes County and the town manager or administrator of each municipality within the counties of Barnstable, Nantucket and Dukes County not later than March 31, 2021; provided further, that the Cape Cod Commission shall work in consultation with municipalities in the counties of Barnstable, Nantucket and Dukes County, the Martha's Vineyard Commission, the Barnstable County Economic Development Council, the government of Dukes County, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc., the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, Open Cape Inc., the Comcast Corporation, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and U.S. Cellular to develop the report; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Cape Cod Community College to offer students training on the use of technology and to purchase, and to subsequently loan without charge, laptop computers, tablets and other electronic devices for use by students to accomplish school work and assignments and to participate in class instruction and lectures remotely; provided further, that any such technology that is purchased and loaned to students shall be outfitted with proper programs and applications that are necessary for academic work and security software for the protection of student information and the integrity of the secure systems of Cape Cod Community College and the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to the city of Lowell for technology upgrades to the Lowell city hall, Lowell public schools and municipal buildings to reduce annual maintenance and replacement costs, to facilitate faster connection speeds for municipal services, to enhance the delivery of municipal services to taxpayers and to improve access, security and efficiency; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Tyngsborough for technology upgrades and private, secure wireless internet in municipal buildings including, but not limited to, the Tyngsborough town hall, public safety facilities, the council on aging and the public library in order to provide resilience during power outages and to make use of an existing fiber network; provided further, that not less than $315,000 shall be expended for information technology, firewalls and end-user and risk assessment training, including multi-cultural language enhancements to informational technologies in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades, including laptop computers for improved telework, a document retrieval system and associated hardware and software, an electronic permitting system and an electronic payroll system in the town of Halifax; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Avon, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Milton, Stoughton and West Bridgewater and to the city known as the town of Randolph for information technology improvements and upgrades; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Dover for the replacement of copper wires to improve coverage of and eliminate disruptions to the police department’s radio system; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Norwood to purchase buses, vans, student desk shields, fumigators and other equipment necessary for the town's schools and public buildings; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for renovations and updates for compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to the council on aging and town hall buildings in the town of Westwood; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for emergency radio communications upgrades for the Bristol County Fire Chiefs' Association; provided further, that not less than $495,000 shall be expended in equal amounts for a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi connected laptop or tablet lending program for the public library in the city of Attleboro, the public library in the town of Mansfield, the public library in the town of Norton, the Blanding public library in the town of Rehoboth, the public library in the town of Seekonk, the Boyden public library in the town of Foxborough, the public library in the town of Medfield, the public library in the town of Sharon and the public library in the town of Walpole; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for technological upgrades to public schools in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Andover, Dracut and Tewksbury for technological upgrades at public schools; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to public schools in the city of Boston to provide increased broadband internet access; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the executive office of technology services and security for a disadvantaged business IT equity fund small business assistance grant program that shall be administered in consultation with the executive office of housing and economic development and the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Inc.; provided further, that the grants shall be used to assist small businesses with information technology, technical assistance and system development; provided further, that the grants shall provide equitable access to technology for businesses owned by socially and economically-disadvantaged people and businesses operating in communities with a high proportion of low-income residents; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to evaluate the computer network infrastructure of the office of the district attorney for the Suffolk district through a competitive request for proposals process; provided further, that a successful proposal shall develop an information technology pilot program to enable the office to employ evidence-based criminal justice policies; provided further, that the office shall file a report on the feasibility of the pilot program with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary not later than December 1, 2021; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for data security and informational technology upgrades at Northstar Learning Centers, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to deliver clinical mental health, early child care and family support services; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for technological improvements and equipment for public schools in the city of New Bedford to address the needs of vulnerable populations, including addressing barriers for students with disabilities, English learners and homeless, low-income and at-risk students; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Easthampton, Granville, Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick and Tolland, , the city known as the town of Agawam and the cities of Chicopee, Holyoke and Westfield for upgrades and renovations to their police departments; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Easthampton, Granville, Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick and Tolland, the city known as the town of Agawam and the cities of Chicopee, Holyoke and Westfield for upgrades and renovations to fire departments; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission for a grant program for Berkshire county businesses to undertake internet infrastructure upgrades; provided further, that not less $30,000 shall be expended for information technology improvements in the town of Plainville; provided further, that not less $50,000 shall be expended for remote learning technology upgrades at public schools in the town of North Attleborough; provided further, that not less $50,000 shall be expended for remote learning technology upgrades at public schools in the city of Attleboro; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to implement recommendations of the childhood trauma task force within the office of the child advocate from its report dated June 2020 in order to improve the ability of parents, caretakers and other frontline, child-serving professionals to identify children in need of mental health support, to provide appropriate, trauma-sensitive interventions and to connect children more seamlessly to behavioral health system supports; provided further, that the office of the child advocate may expend such funds on project costs including, but not limited to, planning and studies, design, user testing, procurement, acquisition, licensing and implementation of technology and software; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the St. Yves Memorial Park and Baseball Complex in the town of Berkley; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended equally to the towns of Berkley, Carver, Dighton, Marion and Raynham to provide access and upgrades of technology at their respective councils on aging; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended equally to the city known as the town of Bridgewater and the city of Taunton and the towns of Middleborough and Wareham to provide access and upgrades of technology at their respective councils on aging; provided further, than not less than $1,000,000 shall be transferred to the Fishing Innovation Fund established in section 35JJJ of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be transferred to the Agricultural Innovation Fund established in section 35KKK of said chapter 10; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for capital improvements to the Fall River armory located on Dwelly street in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for the maintenance, repair and disposal of historical naval vessels berthed in Battleship cove in the city of Fall River, including, but not limited to, the environmental assessment, planning, inspection, towing and removal of said vessels; and provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades necessary to improve in-person and remote learning and instruction in the city of Framingham and the towns of Ashland, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick................................................ $64,398,834

SECTION 3.  The second sentence of section 16 of chapter 304 of the acts of 2008 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “10” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 20.

SECTION 4.  The third sentence of said section 16 of said chapter 304 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2023” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2033.

SECTION 5.  The second sentence of subsection (a) of section 6 of chapter 257 of the acts of 2014 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “10” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 20.

SECTION 6.  The third sentence of said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 257 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2029” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2039.

SECTION 7.  Item 1102-5700 of section 2A of chapter 113 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$20,000,000”, the fourth time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $37,500,000.

SECTION 8.  Said item 1102-5700 of said section 2A of said chapter 113 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$760,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $778,000,000.

SECTION 9.  Section 3 of said chapter 113 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$3,291,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $3,309,000,000.

SECTION 10.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $660,000,000. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 10 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2035. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 11.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2A, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $105,000,000. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 10 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2035. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 12.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2B, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $20,500,000. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 10 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2035. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 13.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2C, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $808,900,000. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 30 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2055. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 14.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2D, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $45,000,000. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 10 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2035. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 15.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2E, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $70,000,000. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 7 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2032. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 16.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2F, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $42,270,000. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 20 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2045. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 17.  To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out section 2G, the state treasurer shall, upon request of the governor, issue and sell bonds of the commonwealth in an amount to be specified by the governor from time to time but not exceeding, in the aggregate, $64,398,834. All such bonds issued by the commonwealth shall be designated on their face, General Governmental Infrastructure Act of 2020, and shall be issued for a maximum term of years, not exceeding 20 years, as the governor may recommend to the general court under section 3 of Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The bonds shall be payable not later than June 30, 2045. All interest and payments on account of principal on these obligations shall be payable from the General Fund. Bonds and interest thereon issued under this section shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this act, be general obligations of the commonwealth.

SECTION 18.  To provide for the continued availability of certain bond-funded spending authorizations which otherwise would expire, the balances of the following appropriation items and any allocations thereof are hereby extended through June 30, 2024 for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for these items in the original authorizations and any amendments to such authorizations: 0640-0035, 1100-9200, 1599-7061, 1790-3001, 1790-3002, 1790-3003, 7000-9091 and 8100-2026.

Approved, August 7, 2020.