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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 BEFORE FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL.

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.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount of $5,400,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, to meet necessary obligations before the enactment of the general appropriation act for that fiscal year, for the maintenance and operations of the various departments, boards, commissions and institutions, including federal grant and Intragovernmental Service Fund expenditures, for other necessary services and for meeting certain requirements of law. This appropriation shall cease to be operative on the effective date of the general appropriation act and all actions taken under this section shall apply against that general appropriation act. All expenditures made under this section shall be consistent with appropriations made in the general appropriation act.

SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect on October 31, 2020.

Approved, October 26, 2020.