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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are forthwith to make supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary to carry out those appropriations or to accomplish other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
    

SECTION 1.  To provide for supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2020, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in those appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act or in those appropriation acts, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items. These sums shall be made available until June 30, 2020, except as otherwise stated.
SECTION 2.
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
0521-0000............................................................ $416,208
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary
4000-0700........................................................ $422,000,000
SECTION 2A.  To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. Except as otherwise stated, these sums shall be made available until June 30, 2020.
0521-0002.. For reimbursements to municipalities for costs associated with the implementation of the mandated provisions of early voting for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election as required by section 89 of chapter 142 of the Acts of 2019, as determined through the collection and certification of accurate accounting by the state auditor and division of local mandates for distribution by the secretary of the commonwealth............................ $727,170
SECTION 2B.  To provide for supplementing certain intragovernmental chargeback authorizations in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2020, to provide for certain unanticipated intragovernmental chargeback authorizations, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current intragovernmental chargeback authorizations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby authorized from the Intragovernmental Service Fund for the several purposes specified in this section or in the appropriation acts and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously authorized and made available for the purposes of those items.
OFFICE OF THE TREASURER AND RECEIVER GENERAL
0699-0005.......................................................... $1,726,500
SECTION 2C.I.  For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2021 balances of appropriations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2020, the unexpended balances of the appropriations listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for each item, are hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019. However, for items that do not appear in section 2 of the general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2A of this act or in prior appropriation acts. Amounts in this section are re-appropriated from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in said section 2 of said chapter 41, the amounts in this section are re-appropriated from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 through 2E of this act or in prior appropriation acts. The sums re-appropriated in this section shall be in addition to any amounts available for said purposes.
JUDICIARY
Supreme Judicial Court
0321-0100............................................................. $40,000
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
Northwestern District Attorney
0340-0600............................................................ $540,000
OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR
0710-0000............................................................ $285,000
0710-0200............................................................ $280,000
0710-0225............................................................ $120,000
0710-0300............................................................. $90,000
MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
0940-0100............................................................ $150,000
BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS
7000-9101............................................................. $80,000
OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE
0930-0100............................................................ $250,000
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves
1599-0054............................................................ $750,000
1599-2018.......................................................... $4,723,866
Group Insurance Commission
1108-5200......................................................... $62,632,041
Health Policy Commission
1450-1200............................................................ $300,000
Human Resources Division
1750-0928............................................................ $408,767
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Office of the Secretary
2000-0100............................................................ $264,056
2000-1012............................................................. $43,550
2000-1013............................................................ $300,000
Department of Fish and Game
2330-0300............................................................ $100,000
Department of Agricultural Resources
2511-0100............................................................ $300,000
2511-0103.......................................................... $1,400,000
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Elder Affairs
9110-1637............................................................ $711,947
9110-9002............................................................ $250,000
Department of Public Health
4510-0810............................................................ $720,000
4512-0206............................................................ $800,000
4590-0250............................................................ $988,913
4590-1503............................................................. $45,000
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
4120-2000............................................................ $378,000
4120-4000............................................................. $66,800
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Department of Housing and Community Development
7004-9031.......................................................... $2,698,841
Massachusetts Marketing Partnership
7008-1024.......................................................... $1,900,000
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
7002-1080............................................................ $108,000
7003-0151............................................................ $201,145
7003-0607............................................................. $68,000
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Department of Early Education and Care
3000-1000............................................................ $323,000
3000-1020............................................................ $112,000
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
7061-0012......................................................... $11,910,774
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Office of the Secretary
8000-0600............................................................ $588,000
Department of Criminal Justice Information Systems
8000-0110............................................................ $551,955
Department of State Police
8100-1014.......................................................... $6,641,043
Department of Fire Services
8324-0000............................................................ $772,440
Military Division
8700-0001............................................................ $200,000
8700-1150.......................................................... $4,206,817
8700-1160.......................................................... $1,102,677
SECTION 2C.II.  For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2021 balances of retained revenue and intragovernmental chargeback authorizations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2020, the unexpended balances of the authorizations listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for each item, are hereby re-authorized for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2B of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019. However, for items which do not appear in said section 2 or 2B of said chapter 41, the amounts in this section are re-authorized for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2, 2A or 2B of this act or in prior appropriation acts. Amounts in this section are re-authorized from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2B of the general appropriation act; however, for items which do not appear in said section 2 or 2B of said general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-authorized from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2, 2A, or 2B of this act or in prior appropriation acts. The sums re-authorized in this section shall be in addition to any amounts available for those purposes.

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER

1000-0601............................................................ $325,772

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Human Resources Division

1750-0102............................................................ $325,411

Governor returned the following section with recommendation of amendment (for message see House, No. 5130)
SECTION 3.  Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35NNN, inserted by the section 1 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2019, the following section:-
Section 35OOO.  (a) There shall be an Opioid Recovery and Remediation Trust Fund. Expenditures from the fund shall be made by the executive office of health and human services, without further appropriation and consistent with the terms of settlements made in connection with claims arising from the manufacture, marketing, distribution or dispensing of opioids, as applicable. The secretary of health and human services, in consultation with the opioid recovery and remediation trust fund advisory council established in subsection (b), shall administer the fund.
The fund shall be expended to mitigate the impacts of the opioid epidemic in the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, expanding access to opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery options. Expenditures from the fund shall supplement and shall not replace existing local, state, private or federal funding. The secretary shall annually award not less than 75 per cent of the amounts in the fund. Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation and monies remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.    
There shall be credited to the fund: (i) amounts recovered by the commonwealth and credited thereto in connection with claims arising from the manufacture, marketing, distribution or dispensing of opioids; (ii) appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and so designated; (iii) funds from public or private sources, including, but not limited to, gifts, grants, donations, rebates and settlements received by the commonwealth designated to the fund; and (iv) any interest earned on such amounts.
(b)  There shall be an opioid recovery and remediation trust fund advisory council regarding the expenditures from the fund. The council shall consist of the following members or their designees: the secretary of health and human services, who shall serve as a non-voting chair; 1 person to be appointed by the senate president; 1 person to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 3 persons to be appointed by the governor, including not less than 1 person qualified by experience with opioid use disorder, either first-hand or as a family member of an individual with opioid use disorder; 3 persons to be appointed by the attorney general, including not less than 1 person qualified by experience with opioid use disorder, either first-hand or as a family member of an individual with opioid use disorder; and 10 people to be appointed by the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Inc., who are officials employed by a city or town and who represent the diversity of the commonwealth’s cities and towns; provided, however, that not less than 2 officials appointed under this clause shall be employed by a city or town that is a gateway municipality, as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A; and provided, further, that no 2 officials appointed under this clause shall be employed by a city or town that is in the same county.
In making appointments, the appointing authorities shall ensure that the council includes: (i) members representing racially and socioeconomically diverse communities; (ii) members with public health expertise concerning opioid use disorder; (iii) members with personal experience with opioid use disorder; and (iv) members who will contribute to reducing disparities in health outcomes for underserved communities experiencing opioid use disorder. The appointing authorities shall also consider having racially diverse representation on the council.   
The council shall hold no fewer than 4 meetings annually and the council shall make its recommendations upon a majority vote. The council shall be subject to sections 18 to 25, inclusive, of chapter 30A. Council members shall serve without compensation for terms of 2 years. Members shall be reimbursed for actual expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. Any member shall be eligible for reappointment. In the event of a vacancy, the original appointing authority shall appoint a new member to fulfill the remainder of the unexpired term. Any member who is appointed may be removed by the appointing authority. The secretary of health and human services shall provide administrative support to the council.
(c)  Annually, not later than October 1, the secretary of health and human services shall file a report on the activity, revenue and expenditures to and from the fund with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and made available on the executive office of health and human services’ public website. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the revenue credited to the fund; (ii) the amount of expenditures attributable to the administrative costs of the executive office; (iii) an itemized list of the funds expended from the fund; and (iv) data and an assessment of how well resources have been directed to vulnerable and under-served communities.

SECTION 4.  Section 16 of chapter 21A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “written”, in lines 14 and 18, in each instance, the following words:- or electronic.
SECTION 5.  Said section 16 of said chapter 21A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 56, the words “a written”, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- or by electronic means a.
SECTION 6.  Section 2 of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the word “The”, the first time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (a) The.
SECTION 7.  Said section 2 of said chapter 75, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-
(b)(1)  The university, acting through the trustees, may borrow money to be applied to working capital expenses in furtherance of the purposes of the university or to refinance such borrowing and such borrowing may include without limitation the ability to pledge or assign or create security interests in funds or revenues of the university to pay or secure such working capital borrowings; provided, that all outstanding amounts borrowed on any line of credit entered into by the university pursuant to this subsection shall be repaid no later than 365 days from the date of closing of said line of credit and said line of credit shall have a principal amount not exceeding 8 per cent of the university’s total approved operating budget as adopted by the trustees, excluding adjustments made to such budget during the fiscal year.
(2)  The university may initiate any borrowing authorized pursuant to this subsection only upon a request made by authority of the trustees and upon written approval from the secretary of administration and finance. Within 10 business days of granting such written approval, the secretary shall forward a copy thereof to the house and senate committees on ways and means.
(3)  The senior vice president and treasurer for the university, in consultation with the executive director of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, established pursuant to chapter 773 of the acts of 1960, shall report annually not later than January 15 to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the house and senate committees on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets and the chairs of the joint committee on higher education on the total amount borrowed from any line of credit during the prior year and the dates of repayment authorized pursuant to this subsection as well as any working capital referenced in the first sentence of section 3 of said chapter 773 and authorized pursuant to paragraph (e) of section 4 of said chapter 773.
SECTION 8.  Subsection (1) of section 30A of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (a) the following 2 paragraphs:-
(b)  For weeks of unemployment commencing on or after March 18, 2020:
(1)  Notwithstanding paragraph (d), there shall be a state “on” indicator for the commonwealth if:
(i)  the average total unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor, for the period consisting of the 3 most recent months for which data for all states are published before the close of any such week equals or exceeds 6.5 per cent; and
(ii)  the average total unemployment rate in the commonwealth, seasonally adjusted, as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor, for the 3 months referred to in clause (i) equals or exceeds 110 per cent of such average rate for either of the corresponding 3-month periods ending in the 2 preceding calendar years.
(2)  There shall be a state “off” indicator for the commonwealth for the purposes of this paragraph for weeks of unemployment commencing November 29, 2020, notwithstanding  paragraph (e), unless, prior to that time, there is an extension of 100 per cent federal sharing available under section 4105 of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Public Law 116-127, hereinafter the “Families First Act”, or any subsequent amendment to the Families First Act, or other federal law and the extension is sufficient to meet the requirements of this subparagraph.
(c)  For weeks of unemployment commencing on or after March 18, 2020:
(1)  There shall be a high unemployment period state “on” indicator for the commonwealth if the average total unemployment rate as established in paragraph (b) equals or exceeds 8 per cent.
(2)  Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (c), inclusive of subsection (5), when there is an “on” indicator pursuant to subparagraph (1), the total unemployment extended benefit amount payable to any individual pursuant to this subsection shall be the least of the following amounts:
(i)  Eighty per cent of the total amount of regular benefits, including any applicable dependents’ allowance, that were payable to the individual under this chapter in the individual’s applicable benefit year;
(ii)  Twenty times the individual’s weekly benefit amount, including any applicable dependents’ allowance, which was payable to the individual under this chapter for a week of total unemployment in the applicable benefit year; or
(iii)  Forty-six times the individual’s weekly benefit amount, including any applicable dependents’ allowances, for a week of total unemployment in the applicable benefit year, reduced by the total amount of regular benefits that were paid or deemed paid, to the individual under this chapter with respect to the applicable benefit year.
(3)  There shall be a state “off” indicator for the purposes of this paragraph for weeks of unemployment commencing November 29, 2020, notwithstanding paragraph (e), unless, prior to that time, there is an extension of 100 per cent federal sharing available under section 4105 of the Families First Act, or any subsequent amendment to the Families First Act, or other federal law and the extension is sufficient to meet the requirements of this subparagraph.
SECTION 9.  Section 20 of chapter 161A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 26, the words “bond funds” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- proceeds of commonwealth general obligation bonds.
SECTION 10.  Section 1 of chapter 175M of the General Laws, as amended by section 17 of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by striking out the definition of “Covered individual” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-
“Covered individual”, either: (i) an employee who meets the financial eligibility requirements of subsection (a) of section 24 of chapter 151A; provided, however, that all such employment shall have been with an employer in the commonwealth; (ii) a personal care attendant, as defined in section 70 of chapter 118E, whose wages from working as a personal care attendant meet the financial eligibility requirements of said subsection (a) of said section 24 of said chapter 151A; (iii) a family child care provider, as defined in subsection (a) of section 17 of chapter 15D, whose payments from working as a family child care provider meet the financial eligibility requirements of said subsection (a) of said section 24 of said chapter 151A; (iv) a self-employed individual: (A) who has elected coverage under subsection (j) of section 2; and (B) whose reported earnings to the department of revenue from self-employment meet the financial eligibility requirements of said subsection (a) of said section 24 of said chapter 151A as if the individual were an employee; (v) a covered contract worker: (A) for whom at least 1 employer or covered business entity is required to remit contributions to the Family and Employment Security Trust Fund pursuant to section 6; and (B) whose payments from such employer or covered business entity satisfy the financial eligibility requirements of said subsection (a) of said section 24 of said chapter 151A as if the covered contract worker were an employee; or (vi) a former employee who has: (A) met the financial eligibility requirements of said subsection (a) of said section 24 of said chapter 151A at the time of the former employee’s separation from employment; provided, however, that all such employment shall have been with an employer in the commonwealth; and (B) been separated from employment for not more than 26 weeks at the start of the former employee’s family or medical leave.
SECTION 11.  Said section 1 of said chapter 175M, as so amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the definitions of “Employee” and “Employer” and inserting in place thereof the following 2 definitions:-
“Employee”, shall have the same meaning as provided in clause (h) of section 1 of chapter 151A; provided, however, that notwithstanding said clause (h) or any other special or general law to the contrary and solely for the purposes of section 6 and the notice provisions set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of section 4, “employee” shall include (i) a personal care attendant, as defined in section 70 of chapter 118E; and (ii) a family child care provider, as defined in subsection (a) of section 17 of chapter 15D.
“Employer”, shall have the same meaning as provided in subsection (i) of section 1 of chapter 151A; provided, however, that an individual employer shall be determined by the Federal Employer Identification Number; provided further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the PCA quality home care workforce council established in section 71 of chapter 118E shall be the employer of personal care attendants, as defined in section 70 of said chapter 118E, solely for the purposes of section 6 and consumers, as defined in said section 70 of said chapter 118E, shall be considered the employers of personal care attendants solely for the purposes of the notice requirements set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of section 4 and subsection (d) of section 8; provided further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of early education and care shall be the employer of family child care providers, as defined in subsection (a) of section 17 of chapter 15D, solely for the purposes of section 6 and the notice provisions set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of section 4 and subsection (d) of section 8; provided further, that any employer not subject to this chapter may become a covered employer under this chapter by notifying the department of family and medical leave and completing the procedure established by the department; and provided further, that a municipality, district, political subdivision or its instrumentalities shall not be subject to this chapter unless it adopts this chapter under section 10.
SECTION 12.  Section 6 of said chapter 175M, as most recently amended by section 22 of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (a) the following subsection:-
(a¼)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purposes of this section, the PCA quality home care workforce council established in section 71 of chapter 118E shall be the employer of personal care attendants, as defined in section 70 of said chapter 118E, and the department of early education and care shall be the employer of family child care providers, as defined in subsection (a) of section 17 of chapter 15D.
SECTION 13.  Chapter 260 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2E the following section:-
Section 2F.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, every cause of action concerning prescription opioids brought against Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., or any of those companies’ current or former owners, directors, officers or consultants shall be brought not later than the date required by this chapter, or 6 months from the effective date of this section, whichever is later. This section shall apply regardless of when any such action or claim shall have accrued or been filed, and regardless of whether it may have lapsed or otherwise be barred by time under the law of the commonwealth.
SECTION 14.  The first sentence of paragraph (d) of section 1 of chapter 773 of the acts of 1960, as most recently amended by section 10 of chapter 319 of the acts of 1998, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “preparation” the following words:- , and shall also mean working capital and any other property described in the first sentence of section 3.
SECTION 15.  The second sentence of said paragraph (d) of said section 1 of said chapter 773, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 684 of the acts of 1963, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “appurtenances” the following words:- , and shall also mean said working capital and any other property described in the first sentence of section 3.
SECTION 16.  Section 3 of said chapter 773, inserted by section 2 of chapter 708 of the acts of 1983, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Purposes.--The Authority is created for the general purposes of aiding and contributing to the performance of the educational and other purposes of the university by providing dormitories, dining commons, other buildings and structures, working capital and tangible and intangible personal property for the use of the university, its students, staff and their dependents and for lease to or use by an organization or association, in any form, of students or others the activities of which are a part of the activities at the university and subject to regulation by the trustees, a research foundation or other research organization the operation of which in conjunction with the university is approved by the trustees or any other entity the activities of which are approved by the trustees as furthering the purposes of the university.
SECTION 17.  Clause (e) of section 4 of said chapter 773, as appearing in section 5 of chapter 684 of the acts of 1963, is hereby amended by inserting after  the word “trustees”, the first time it appears, the following words:- ; to provide working capital and any other property described in the first sentence of section 3, in each case upon written request made by authority of the trustees; provided, that all outstanding amounts borrowed on any line of credit entered into shall be repaid not later than 365 days from the date of closing of said line of credit and said line of credit shall have a principal amount not exceeding 8 per cent of the university’s total approved operating budget as approved by the trustees, excluding adjustments made during the fiscal year.
SECTION 18.  Section 76 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking out the words “April 1, 2020”, inserted by section 36 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 31, 2020.
SECTION 19.  Subsection (c) of section 77 of said chapter 154 is hereby amended by striking out the words “December 1, 2019” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 15, 2020.
SECTION 20.  Item 1000-0008 of section 2 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out the words “5 per cent” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 23.7 per cent.
SECTION 21.  Item 4401-1000 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Hudson” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 22.  Item 4512-0205 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 57 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Fitchburg” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 23.  Item 4590-1507 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 59 of said chapter 142, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Boston”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 24.  Item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by section 60 of chapter 124 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “needs”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 25.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Swansea” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 26.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as so amended, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “2018” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 27.  Item 1599-0026 of section 2 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019, as most recently amended by section 24 of chapter 124 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Medfield” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 28.  Item 1595-6368 of section 2E of said chapter 41, as most recently amended by section 76 of chapter 124 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “2017” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 29.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41, as amended by section 67 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “memorial” the sixth time it appears, the following words:- and provided further, such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 30.  Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 41 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “trail”, the third time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 31.  Item 7008-1117 of section 2A of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, as most recently amended by section 87 of chapter 124 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “center”, the third time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2021.
SECTION 32.  Section 35 of said chapter 142 is hereby further amended by striking the figure “2020” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: 2021.
SECTION 33.  Paragraph (ii) of subsection (b) of section 17 of chapter 53 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the words “45 days after the termination of the state of emergency, or by a date otherwise prescribed by law, whichever is later” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 1, 2020, unless such date is extended by relief from the deadline from the secretary of housing and economic development as set forth in subsection (d).
SECTION 34.  Said subsection (b) of said section 17 of said chapter 53 is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (iv) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
(iv)  when a statute, ordinance, bylaw, rule or regulation provides that a permit shall be considered granted, approved or denied, constructively or otherwise, due to a failure of the permit granting authority to act within a specified time period, the time within which the permit granting authority must act shall be deemed tolled from March 10, 2020 to December 1, 2020 unless relief from the deadline has been granted by the secretary of housing and economic development pursuant to subsection (d);
SECTION 35.  The first sentence of paragraph (v) of said subsection (b) of said section 17 of said chapter 53 is hereby amended by striking out the words “more than 45 days after the termination of the state of emergency or after a date otherwise prescribed by law, whichever is later” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- a date later than December 1, 2020, unless relief from the deadline has been approved by the secretary of housing and economic development pursuant to subsection (d).
SECTION 36.  Said subsection (b) of said section 17 of said chapter 53 is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (vii) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
(vii)  a hearing on a pending application for a permit opened by a permit granting authority before March 10, 2020, which has not been concluded as of March 10, 2020 or has been continued by the permit granting authority as of March 10, 2020, shall be automatically tolled and continued to a date selected by the permitting granting authority but the date may in no event be later than December 1, 2020 unless relief from the deadline has been granted by the secretary of housing and economic development pursuant to subsection (d).
SECTION 37.  The second sentence of subsection (c) of said section 17 of said chapter 53 is hereby amended by striking out the words “as long as the state of emergency is in effect and for a period of 60 days following the termination of the state of emergency” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- until December 1, 2020.
SECTION 38.  Subsection (d) of said section 17 of said chapter 53 is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Permit granting authorities that are: (i) unable to conduct meetings and public hearings remotely due to lack of access to broadband or other technical limitations; and (ii) unable to conduct such meetings or hearings in person in accordance with applicable public health orders regulating gatherings during the state of emergency, may apply to the secretary of housing and economic development for relief from the deadlines provided in paragraphs (ii), (iv), (v) and (vii) of subsection (b) for good cause shown.
SECTION 39.  Subsection (a) of section 12 of chapter 92 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “fiscal year 2020” the following words:- and through fiscal year 2021.
SECTION 40.  Subsection (d) of said section 12 of said chapter 92 is amended by inserting after the words “fiscal year 2020” the following words:- and fiscal year 2021.
SECTION 41.  Subsection (a) of section 13 of said chapter 92 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “fiscal year 2020” the following words:- and through fiscal year 2021.
SECTION 42. Subsection (c) of said section 13 of said chapter 92 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “fiscal year 2020” the following words:- and fiscal year 2021.
SECTION 43.  Subsection (d) of section 99 of chapter 124 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence.
SECTION 44.  Chapter 156 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “90” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 210.
SECTION 45.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the special legislative commission established in section 97 of chapter 209 of the acts of 2018 is hereby revived and continued to December 31, 2020.
SECTION 46.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall not make any transfers attributable to capital gains tax collections required pursuant to section 5G of chapter 29 of the General Laws during fiscal year 2020.
SECTION 47.  Section 8 shall be effective for weeks of unemployment commencing on or after March 18, 2020.
SECTION 48.  Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1) of section 30A of chapter 151A of the General Laws, inserted by section 8, are hereby repealed.
SECTION 49.  Section 9 shall take effect as of July 1, 2020.
SECTION 50.  Section 48 shall take effect on June 30, 2021.
SECTION 51.  Except as otherwise specified, this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved (in part), November 10, 2020.