Skip to Content
The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATING TO ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RELIEF FOR THE COMMONWEALTH

       Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purposes, which are to forthwith direct the expenditure of certain federal funds 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, relating to economic growth and relief for 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 supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2022, 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, 2022. 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 through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.

SECTION 2.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Hampden District Attorney

0340-0500         Hampden District Attorney ........................................................... $180,157

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
Office of the Comptroller

1599-3384         Judgments, Settlements and Legal Fees............................................... $10,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves

1599-0793          COVID Response Reserve ............................................ $200,000,000
1599-2051          Federal Funds Oversight  ................................................ $5,000,000
1599-4195          Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Settlements and Judgments ....... $2,912,500
1599-4448          Collective Bargaining Contract Costs ............................. $58,702,336

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

4000-0300          EOHHS and Medicaid Administration .............................. $2,000,000
4000-0700          MassHealth Fee for Service Payments .......................... $471,800,000

Department of Public Health

4510-0721          Boards of Registration for Health Professions Licensure ................................... $7,100,000

TRANSPORTATION
Massachusetts Department of Transportation

1595-6369          Commonwealth Transportation Fund Transfer to the MBTA .......................... $111,957,684

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Office of the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

7003-0101          Labor and Workforce Development Shared Services .....................................$10,500,000

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 or the federal COVID-19 response fund established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws 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, 2022. Except as otherwise stated, these sums shall be made available through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2027.

INDEPENDENTS
Special Commission Relative to the Seal and Motto of the Commonwealth
0950-2022        For the operation of the special commission relative to the seal and motto of the commonwealth established by chapter 2 of the resolves of 2020; provided, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, expenses shall include, but not be limited to, staffing and administrative expenses..........................................$100,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves
1599-0122        For a reserve to address the needs of immigrants and refugees, to be administered by the office for refugees and immigrants; provided, that in administering funds from this item, the office for refugees and immigrants shall coordinate with the executive office of health and human services, the department of housing and community development, refugee resettlement agencies and community-based organizations to streamline access to shelter, housing, legal services, food and health care and to provide additional support services and resources to meet the immediate needs of newly arrived immigrant families and individuals; provided further, that the office and partner departments and organizations shall make every effort to ensure meaningful access to services, programs and activities for families and individuals who have limited English proficiency; provided further, that funds under this item may be made available to refugee resettlement agencies, nonprofit and community-based organizations providing support to newly-arrived immigrants with minimal administrative barriers to ensure timely distribution; provided further, that funds may be used for both direct assistance and the administrative costs necessary to provide such assistance; provided further, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall submit a report each month to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the previous month’s data on the number of newly arrived immigrants entering the commonwealth as identified by the office, refugee resettlement agencies, community-based organizations and other organizations; and provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall submit a report each month to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the previous month’s data on the number of newly arrived immigrant families applying for and requesting emergency assistance benefits under line item 7004-0101, the number of such families approved for shelter, the number of such families denied access to shelter and the rationale for all such denials expressed as a percentage of the total $20,000,000 1599-1214 For a reserve for expansion, upgrades or enhancements to staffing, operations or infrastructure for new and existing facilities that treat men with an alcohol or substance use disorder under sections 1 and 35 of chapter 123 of the General Laws; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer funds from this item to state agencies as defined in section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws...................................$14,000,000

 

1599-1410        For implementing chapter 144 of the acts of 2022; provided, that the secretary of veterans’ services may transfer funds between 1410-0010, 1410-0012, 1410-0015, 1410-0018, 1410-0024, 1410-0075, 1410-0251, 1410-0400, 1410-0630, 1410-1616, 4180-0100, and 4190-0100; and provided further, that not less than 30 days before any such transfer, the secretary shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means.................................................................$5,000,000

 

1599-6059        For a reserve for investments in broadband infrastructure across the commonwealth; provided, that funds shall be administered in consultation with the executive office of housing and community development for programs including the Last Mile Infrastructure Grant program; provided further, that in order to be eligible for funding, projects must promote digital equity and inclusion; provided further, that priority shall be given to projects that benefit communities of color; provided further, that grants may be expended for providing wireless broadband connection to public housing units, public libraries and public schools and devices necessary to access said wireless connection; and provided further, that funds may be expended on projects that include private-public partnerships to provide community hotspots ........................$25,000,000

 

1599-6060       To facilitate broadband and internet access in the commonwealth; provided, that funds shall be expended consistent with the purposes provided in section 35SSS of chapter 10 of the General Laws ..............................................$50,000,000
       
Broadband Innovation Fund 100%

1599-6062       For a reserve to support businesses impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and subsequent variants; provided, that not less than $153,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation established in chapter 40W of the General Laws for grants to support small businesses negatively impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $75,000,000 shall be expended for grants to hotels throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that any hotel property that (i) received funds from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation in a previous round of small business grants; or (ii) was eligible to receive said funds but did not apply for said grants shall not be eligible to receive funds under this item; provided further, that any hotel property whose revenues in calendar year 2021 exceeded that property’s gross revenues in calendar year 2019 shall not be eligible to receive funds under this item; provided further, that the preceding proviso shall not apply to nascent hotels or hotel properties which were under major renovation or construction during calendar year 2019; provided further, that in distributing grants to hotels, the corporation shall take into account the number of jobs and economic activity generated by each applicant; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for operational support grants to movie theaters in the commonwealth; provided further, that to be eligible for said grants, applicants must: (a) have had not less than $15,000 in box office ticket sales in calendar year 2019; (b) have experienced a decline in box office sales between calendar year 2019 and subsequent years, or portions thereof, of 40 per cent or more; (c) be physically located in the commonwealth; and (d) have no current tax liens on record with the department of revenue at the time of application; provided further, that priority shall be given to applicants with 4 screens or fewer; provided further, that eligible businesses shall receive $15,000 per screen for each of the first 2 screens at a particular location and $10,000 per each additional screen at a particular location; provided further, that not less than $30,000,000 shall be expended for grants to small businesses; provided further, that eligible grant applicants for small businesses shall have no more than 50 employees; provided further, that grants may be used for employee payroll and benefit costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities and interest on other debt obligations; provided further, that not less than $45,000,000 shall be expended for grants to: (1) businesses that focus on reaching underserved markets; (2) minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses; and (3) immigrant and first generation owned businesses; and provided further, that funds from this item shall be distributed in a geographically equitable manner .............................................................$153,000,000

 

1599-6063        For a reserve for local economic recovery efforts and community development projects; provided, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts in the town of Shrewsbury; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Westborough for local economic recovery efforts; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the repaving of the Gate 43 access road to the Quabbin reservoir; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for the promotion of Holyoke's 150th anniversary celebration in 2023; provided further, that not less $60,000 shall be expended for The Brockton Public Library Foundation, Inc. for needed roof replacement and HVAC improvements; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Friends of Norcross Center, Inc. for the restoration and preservation of the Norcross House in the town of East Longmeadow and for a new slate roof, repainting, window repairs and other repairs to the home and carriage house which is used for events, an arts and crafts gallery, an education center and a reception hall; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Living Local 413 for the completion and launch of a new web application platform, the hiring of a full-time executive director and part-time assistance to support and expand the business community throughout western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the city of Melrose for placemaking activities in furtherance of commerce and civic engagement; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Wakefield for repairs to the Civic Center roof; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Wakefield for façade improvements to small businesses; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Cape Ann Museum, Inc. for renovations; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Hyde Park Main Streets, Inc. for economic development opportunities for businesses located in the Hyde Park Main Streets, Inc. business district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Roslindale Village Main Streets in order to further promote economic development opportunities for businesses located in the Roslindale Village Main Street, Inc. business district; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry, Inc. in the city of Gloucester for capacity expansion to serve people in Essex county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Grace Center, Inc. in the city of Gloucester for costs associated with renovations of the center’s new location; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Inc. for the Victory Theatre Performing Arts Center to support the Pioneer Valley Economic Revitalization Project; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Westfield Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for installation and upgrades of lighting at Brooklawn Park fields in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $8,000,000 shall be expended for the city of Revere for riverfront infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Revere for the Revere Riverfront District; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the city of Greenfield for the repair and replacement of the water main in the business district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Westfield parks and recreation for revitalization of the downtown area and stimulation of business in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the city of Pittsfield for the William Stanley business park and the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority Site 9 redevelopment; provided further, that not less than $8,000,000 shall be expended for the town of Littleton for the Littleton common King street development; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the repurposing of the Waterford Street school building in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts and infrastructure improvements in the city known as the town of Bridgewater; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts and infrastructure improvements in the town of Raynham; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for traffic mitigation at Main street and South street in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Southampton for a study on a new public safety complex; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Tech Goes Home Incorporated to support its mission to end the digital divide, ensure digital inclusion for families, adults and seniors within low-income, marginalized communities and provide the support needed to partner with schools, nonprofits and community organizations to provide digital skills training, free devices and access to high-quality internet; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the historic Chevalier Theatre in the city of Medford to replace the roof and façade; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the redevelopment, design and construction of Hurld Wyman Elementary School park in the city of Woburn; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for upgrades and improvements to the senior center in the town of Halifax; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for new athletic fields at Old Rochester Regional High School in the town of Mattapoisett; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the revitalization of the downtown Village Center area of the town of Westminster and improvements to create a more walkable, business-friendly and aesthetically accommodating Main street; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a village overlay district and mixed use redevelopment of the former department of public works building on Main street in the town of Holden; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to leverage matching municipal funds for improvements to Memorial park in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a reevaluation of the zoning by-laws in the town of Paxton; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for traffic signal infrastructure and drainage improvements at the intersections of Lunenburg street, Main street and Summer street in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improving accessibility and expanding the community garden in the town of Reading; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the replacement of Gath Memorial pool in the city of Newton with a modern, accessible community lap pool with a splash pad; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for a grant to the Martin W. Richard Foundation, Inc. and Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc, to support the construction and renovation of the Dorchester Field House in the Harbor Point neighborhood of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for History Cambridge for the purposes of developing programming for the city of Cambridge’s 400th anniversary; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for outdoor basketball courts with fencing and lights in the town of Sudbury; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Provincetown Fine Arts Center to work collaboratively with the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Truro Center for the Arts and Twenty Summers to support critical infrastructure upgrades, staff training opportunities, hybrid programming and accessibility measures; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Cape Cod Village, Inc to provide residential services and appropriate programming for adults with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Helping Our Women, Inc. in the town of Provincetown for the expansion of services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the resurfacing of the basketball court and street hockey rink at the Ipswich River Park in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the restructure, repair and replacement of Kidspot in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to the playground located at Houghton Elementary School in the town of Sterling; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for traffic mitigation measures related to the closure of the Hall-Whitaker bridge in the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Public Safety Youth Center in the city of Lawrence for a safe space for structured education, health and recreational programming for at-risk youth throughout the Merrimack Valley and to defer economic loss due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for Mission Hill LINK , Inc. shuttle bus services that provide safe transit and access to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system, medical campus and shopping for elders and people with disabilities without Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority access near their homes; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program, Inc, at the Abe Bashara Boat House for recreational activities for at-risk youth in the city of Lawrence on the Merrimack river and the promotion of economic development through tourism; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for broadband and emissions updates to the North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc. headquarters; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Ateneo Dominicano Del Merrimack Valley to maintain Dominican culture in the Merrimack Valley and promote economic development through tourism; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the town of Sandwich for the restoration, renovation and reconstruction of the Sandwich boardwalk that provides recreational access to the preserved areas of Old Harbor creek, Mill creek, Dock creek, Town beach and Cape Cod bay; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Tobin Community Center in the city of Boston for partnerships and information sharing between organizations and for addressing gun violence and gun violence-related trauma; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for IntenZe 978 Boxing Club, Inc. in the city of Lawrence to provide at-risk youth with health and wellness programming and promote economic development through tourism and recreation; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Boston to provide services to vulnerable populations; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts in the town of Dracut; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts in the town of Tyngsborough; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the replacement of a deteriorating wooden boardwalk along Plymouth harbor at the town boat ramp with a resilient pedestrian walkway and lighting and rails to improve safety and public access; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the engineering and associated work to be done on Pond Park culvert on route 117 in the town of Bolton; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the town of Stow for the Stow Acres innovation, conservation, recreation and development partnership; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for Gloucester Boxing Club; provided further, that not less than $388,000 shall be expended for the design and installation of heating pumps for the public library in the town of Hudson; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for HVAC upgrades and improvements at Springfield Technology Park due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program for minority-owned and women-owned microbusinesses in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for traffic signals at South Main street and route 28 and the intersection of North street and Oak street in the town of Randolph; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements to the playing field and playground equipment at Varney playground in the town of Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Latino Economic Development Corporation for continued support and assistance for small business; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the development of Booth playground on South street in the town of Foxborough; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements to the historic Brooks Estate in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts in the town of Arlington; provided further, that not less than $1,250,000 shall be expended for Christina Street Bridge Preferred Concept Plans for the purposes of installing a bridge and shared-use path across the Charles river connecting to the conservation area along the Charles river in the town of Needham; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for design development work related to the renovation of the Worcester Memorial Auditorium into a state-of-the-art digital innovation, education and skills training, arts and entertainment facility; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for improvements to playgrounds in the town of Rowley to address disability access for equitable use; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the South Hadley and Granby Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Courageous Sailing Center in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for economic development projects in the town of Abington; provided further, that not less than $33,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts in the town of Whitman; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Spirit of Springfield, Inc. for events that provide a sense of community, civic pride and opportunities for celebration of diversity in the Latino community; provided further, that not less than $33,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery efforts in the town of East Bridgewater; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for AHORA Inc. for its financial literacy programs in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for New North Citizens Council, Inc. in Springfield for the Latino Health Salsa in the Parks Family Summertime Intervention; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for The Guild in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce for the creation of the Duxbury Chamber Affiliate; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for FalmouthNet, Inc. for professional services and research expenses in support of efforts to build a town-wide, community-based fiber-optic network; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of emergency repairs to the Beachmont Post Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6712, Inc. in Revere; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for construction at and improvements to the Pembroke Community Center; provided further, that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for improving accessibility and reconstructing the east entrance of Mittineague Park in West Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Hyde Park 155 Planning Committee for the furtherance of economic development opportunities for the Hyde Park business community as part of Hyde Park’s 155th anniversary; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Youth Development Organization, Inc. in Lawrence for the support of high school juniors and seniors in their path to secondary education and long-term employment through the expansion of the Postsecondary Pathways program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the renovation and redevelopment of the historic Strand Theatre in Clinton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements in Duxbury; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Fino Field Athletic and Baseball Field Complex in Milford; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements to the industrial park in Avon; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for expansion of, renovations to and improvements to the Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for providers of naturally occurring retirement communities for the elderly with whom the department of elder affairs entered into service agreements in fiscal year 2022 and shall maintain proportions of total available funding equal to those provided in fiscal year 2022; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for The Hanson Public Library Foundation, Inc. for expansion, renovations and improvements; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for Prom Angels Foundation Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for recreation improvements in the Monponsett neighborhood in Hanson; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for targeted economic development and planning work for the West Natick area around the West Natick commuter rail station to support area redevelopment; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the restoration and preservation of the historic E.B. Newton School in Winthrop, including the clock tower, room and HVAC system; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Franklin for a community wide branding and marketing study; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for seating upgrades and improvements to the Lynn Auditorium; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for revitalization and economic improvements in Grafton; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for revitalization and economic improvements in Northbridge; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for revitalization and economic improvements in Upton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Beacon Hill Village, Inc. to expand its technological improvements and the provision of programming and services for older adults; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements to Charlesgate Park in Boston; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for rebuilding and modernization of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s digital infrastructure system to aid in recovery from the negative economic impacts of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for East Somerville Main Street, Inc. in Somerville; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Needham town common; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for wayfinding and streetscape improvements in Medfield; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for public safety equipment for Billerica; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for bus shelters for commuting employees in the Industrial Park in Fall River to promote economic activity; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Fall River Arts and Culture Coalitions’ Mural Project to bolster tourism and economic activity in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for local economic recovery in Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $8,000,000 shall be expended for the city of Haverhill for the Downtown Merrimack Street Redevelopment project and the Merrimack Street Public-Private Redevelopment Project design; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements on Water street along the Chicopee river in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the repurposing of the McCloskey School building in Uxbridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Downtown Hyannis Community Development Corporation for connecting downtown businesses to the OpenCape fiber-optic network; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cotuit Federated Church for maintenance, upgrades and repairs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Love Live Local Inc. for small business capital and technical assistance programs; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for debt service obligations incurred by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Inc. so that the institute may continue offering civic education programming to the public; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Community Art Center, Inc. in Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for renovations to Evans field in South Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for hazardous materials abatement and demolition of the old primary school building in Lunenberg; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Milton Art Center; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the Greendale Revitalization Initiative in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Arlington Historical Society; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the North Andover Merchants Association; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the design, construction and implementation of the Downtown Initiative Action Plan in Winchester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for United Way Franklin Hampshire County to support the creation and implementation of a diaper pantry to serve Franklin and Hampshire counties; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for the construction of the Welcome Center and African Experience exhibit at the entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo operated by the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation established in section 2 of chapter 92B of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for traffic signals and roadway improvements at the intersection of Hathaway road and Rockdale avenue located in New Bedford; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission for Work, Incorporated to develop and fund an outcomes-based pilot contract measuring and funding services that result in employment and wage gains for individuals with disabilities; provided further, that not less than $9,000,000 shall be expended for the improvement of the intersection at Western avenue, Soldiers Field road and Birmingham parkway in Brighton; provided further, that not less than $6,000,000 shall be expended for the replacement and construction of all sidewalks and safety ornamental fencing of all Massachusetts Department of Transportation property along Riverview road, from the Brooks street bridge to the Parsons street bridge, along Newton street past the intersection of Charlesview street, from the North Beacon street bridge, along North Beacon street to Vineland street, along Vineland street to Market street, and the creation of a passive park at the corner of Vineland street and North Beacon street in Brighton; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for HVAC improvements to Walpole high school in Walpole; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the historic Ludlow First Church and Meeting House for roof repairs; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the planning, design and construction of administrative offices for the Stoneham School Department in Stoneham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the construction of a playground and recreational area for the children and families of the precinct of Marstons Mills in Barnstable; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for improvements to the former Chicopee municipal library, including but not limited to, improvements complying with building codes such as fire and safety and regulations pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities, to further enhance the economic development activity in Chicopee’s downtown; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Norwood to offset the rise in transportation expenses after the closure of Norwood Hospital due to a historic climate hazard occurring during the pandemic; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Williamstown Summer Theater youth internship program; provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for the city of Everett the design and construction of a new park in Everett square to improve pedestrian access and safety and create opportunities for outdoor dining, farmers markets and other activities; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Uxbridge for the Main street initiative and the repurposing of the McMcloskey building; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Millville for demolition and site preparation of the Millville old town hall; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Basketball Hall of Fame in the city of Springfield for repairs and upgrades; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for a series of educational initiatives and concerts aimed at local school communities and concerts created for minority, diverse, economically challenged neighborhoods and non-traditional audiences; provided further, that not less than $280,000 shall be expended for New England Public Media for new a Community Engagement & Outreach Center for downtown Springfield to provide inner city youth and adult programming and services; and provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the city of Boston for the repair and maintenance of aquatic facilities..................................................................................$85,854,000

 

1599-6064        For a reserve for investments in nursing facilities and rest homes to support costs including, but not limited to, those related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and subsequent variants; provided, that funds shall be administered by the executive office of health and human services in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance; provided further, that not less than $30,000,000 shall be expended for rest homes for 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic related costs including, but not limited to, testing, personal protective equipment and reimbursement for said costs; provided further, that not less than $165,000,000 shall be expended for payments to nursing facilities pursuant to: (i) efforts to recognize updated base year costs and a cost adjustment factor in setting the nursing standard payments and operating cost standard payments for the period from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023; (ii) supplemental payments for nursing facilities participating in a patient care transitions program established by the executive office of health and human services; or (iii) rate payments to support nursing facilities caring for certain populations with complex or specialized care needs as defined by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that in determining the distribution methodology for nursing facility funds in this item, the executive office of health and human services shall consult with the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, Inc. and 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East; and provided further, that not later than December 15, 2022, the executive office of health and human services shall submit notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing its proposed methodology for distributing funds from this item..............................................................................$195,000,000

 

1599-6066        For a reserve to enhance payments to providers whose rates are subject to review and implementation under chapter 257 of the acts of 2008; provided, that not less than $100,000,000 shall be provided in fiscal year 2023 to human service providers whose rates are subject to said chapter 257; provided further, that said payments in fiscal year 2023 shall be provided solely to increase payments to direct care, front-line and medical and clinical staff, which may include, but shall not be limited to, hourly rate increases, wraparound benefits, shift differentials, overtime, hiring and retention bonuses or recruitment, as defined by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that human service providers shall, as a condition of receiving any funds under this item, attest compliance with the conditions established herein, in writing, and submit an attestation confirming their compliance to the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that not later than January 16, 2023, the executive office of health and human services, in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance, shall report to the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the: (i) methodology used to distribute said funds; and (ii) distribution of funds, delineated by provider; provided further, that not less than $125,000,000 shall be used to increase rates for service providers at a sustainable level above the fiftieth percentile of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics benchmark for the commonwealth; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall develop a methodology to increase said rates above the fiftieth percentile for service groups reviewed under said chapter 257 beginning in fiscal year 2024; provided further, that said methodology shall be developed in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance, representatives of organized labor and representatives from each of the trade associations representing human service providers subject to rate review and implementation under said chapter 257; provided further, that not later than April 17, 2023, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means including, but not limited to: (a) the proposed percentage increase above the fiftieth percentile of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics benchmark for the commonwealth; (b) the estimated fiscal impact to implement said increase over the subsequent 2 and 4 fiscal years; and (c) a summary of the review process undertaken to develop the new methodology; and provided further, that a human service provider receiving said enhanced rates shall use not less than 80 per cent of funds received for compensation for its direct care, front-line and medical and clinical staff, which may include, but shall not be limited to, hourly rate increases, wraparound benefits, shift differentials, overtime, hiring and retention bonuses or recruitment, as defined by the executive office of health and human services ..................................................$225,000,000

 

1599-6067        For a reserve to address the needs of community health centers; provided, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for addressing deferred care as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and subsequent variants; provided further, that said funds may be expended for hiring and retention of the workforce; provided further, that not less than $70,000,000 shall be expended for community health centers receiving grants under 42 U.S.C. section 254(b) for financing capital improvements and expansions at community health centers including, but not limited to, technology upgrades and maintenance; provided further, that of said funds, not less than 75 per cent of said funds shall be expended for competitive grants of not less than $5,000,000 and not more than $12,000,000; provided further, that up to 25 per cent of said funds shall be expended for grants of not more than $5,000,000; provided further, that preference shall be given to projects leveraging multiple funding sources; provided further, that said grants shall be administered by the secretary of health and human services, who may adjust the percentages in the proceeding provisions based on application demand; provided further, that up to 3 per cent of funding made available for grants may be expended to a nonprofit technical assistance provider based in the commonwealth with expertise in federally-qualified health center capital project finance to assist grantees in planning projects and leveraging funding from a variety of sources; and provided further, that the secretary may award funds through multiple grant cycles ...............................$80,000,000

 

1599-6068        For a reserve to address the needs of community health centers receiving grants under 42 U.S.C. section 254(b) and with high populations of uninsured patients disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to contrary, on or before November 30, 2022, the executive office for administration and finance shall transfer not less than $20,000,000 to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund established in section 66 of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that such funds shall be distributed no later than December 31, 2022 by the executive office of health and human services as direct payments to each provider participating in the MassHealth program as a community health center or hospital-licensed health center; provided further, that said funds shall be allocated in direct proportion to the total allowable reimbursable health services amount processed through the Health Safety Net Trust Fund for each such health center during Health Safety Net fiscal year 2017, including any related settlements; provided further, that at least 10 calendar days prior to the expected payment date to each such health center, the executive office of health and human services shall provide a schedule listing the total allowable reimbursable health services amount processed through the Health Safety Net Trust Fund for each such health center in Health Safety Net fiscal year 2017 including any related settlements, each such health center’s per cent of the aggregate total allowable reimbursable health services amount processed through the Health Safety Net Trust Fund for all such health centers combined in Health Safety Net fiscal year 2017 including any related settlements and the proposed payment amount to each such health center..........................................................$20,000,000

 

1599-6069        For the distribution of funds for fiscally strained hospitals; provided, that not less than $300,000,000 shall be distributed to eligible hospitals pursuant to section 250; provided further, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be distributed by the secretary of health and human services as grants to hospitals designated as high public payer hospitals by the center for health information and analysis and non-acute hospitals not otherwise eligible for funding pursuant to section 250; and provided further, that the secretary shall prioritize grants for hospitals: (i) operating on significant negative margins; (ii) experiencing increased costs, reduced capacity or lost revenue due to workforce shortages; (iii) serving high percentages of 2019 novel coronavirus patients; (iv) demonstrating a commitment to historically underserved populations and addressing health disparities and social determinants of health; (iv) serving high percentages of health safety net patients; (v) having a Medicaid payer mix greater than 40 per cent; or (vi) hospitals that have not been awarded significant funds authorized by this item or grants administered through the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Hospital Relief Trust Fund established in section 71 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021..........................................................$350,000,000

 

1599-6070        For a reserve to promote and support harm reduction efforts and services to address substance use disorder in the commonwealth; provided, that funds in this item shall be administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to train state and municipal law enforcement personnel and emergency medical personnel including, but not limited to, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and fire department personnel on the administration and use of federally-approved emergency opioid antagonists including, but not limited to, naloxone, to provide opioid overdose protection to an individual; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the state office of pharmacy services to provide emergency opioid antagonists in emergency first response vehicles throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the bureau of substance addiction services to procure testing equipment, which shall include, but not be limited to, fentanyl test strips, colorimetric reagents, high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry equipment, to identify the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled substances; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the department of public health to comply with state and federal opioid overdose reporting requirements; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the department of public health and the board of registration in medicine to develop or provide for a healthcare provider education program; provided further, that said program shall include a continuing education course available to all providers that are licensed to prescribe medication in the commonwealth and shall encourage the prescribing of medications for addiction treatment currently approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration where appropriate; provided further, that said program shall focus on increasing the number of providers offering such medications, directly or by referral, in addition to counseling and other appropriate support services; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the executive office of health and human services to establish a grant program to support providers that can demonstrate the ability to offer federal Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for addiction treatment, in addition to counseling and other supports, directly or by referral; provided further, that providers that complete the federal waiver process and related educational programming on approved medications will be eligible to apply for said grant funding for the purposes of funding additional staff members to support expanded services; provided further, that providers that do not require a federal waiver to prescribe such medications shall be eligible to apply for said grant funding; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for a pilot program at county correctional facilities to assess and treat persons with alcohol use disorder with federal Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for alcohol use disorder; provided further, that not later than March 10, 2023, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of individuals that have received such treatment; (ii) the number of individuals that requested said treatment and were not approved; (iii) the reasons for any denials of treatment; and (iv) initiatives in place to expand and improve access to medications for alcohol use disorder for incarcerated individuals within county correctional facilities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the department of public health to establish a special task force to investigate best practices for alcohol- and drug-free housing in the commonwealth; provided further, that said task force shall examine the effects of: (a) the presence of on-site supervisors on individuals in said housing; (b) access to treatment, including any barriers to medication assisted treatment in alcohol- and drug-free housing; (c) discrimination by alcohol- and drug-free housing against individuals complying with treatment plans that include medication assisted treatment, including requirements that individuals abstain from medication assisted treatment as a condition of admission or residency; (d) best practices for dispensing medication in said housing; (e) the impact of local zoning laws and local control over said housing; (f) the role of alcohol- and drug-free housing for persons released on probation for alcohol or drug related offenses that have been ordered to reside in such housing, including impacts on recidivism rates and the role of probation officers and sheriffs’ offices in monitoring said persons after their release to said housing; (g) the certification process for said housing; and (h) any other issue the task force deems relevant to the success of said housing and the individuals therein; and provided further, that not later than May 1, 2023, said task force shall submit its findings to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery ......................$5,000,000

 

1599-6071        For a grant program to address human trafficking, to be administered by the department of public health in consultation with the executive office of public safety; provided, that eligible recipients of this grant shall have implemented an approved human trafficking awareness program for their employees which provides the following instruction: (i) the nature of human trafficking; (ii) how human trafficking is defined pursuant to sections 50 and 51 of chapter 265 of the General Laws; (iii) how to identify victims of human trafficking, as defined in section 20M of chapter 233; (iv) relief and recovery options for survivors; (v) social and legal services available to victims; and provided further, that eligible applicants shall ensure that the human trafficking hotline is prominently displayed in the lobby of said establishment .....................................$1,000,000

 

1599-6072        For a reserve to address reproductive and family planning service needs in the commonwealth; provided, that funds shall be expended for grants to providers offering services including, but not limited to, pregnancy termination, contraception, miscarriage management, assisted reproductive technology, postpartum depression care, post-miscarriage mental health care, midwifery services and prenatal and perinatal services; provided further, that said grants may be provided for costs related to providing care including, but not limited to, security, hiring, training and retention and informational materials to educate patients; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for a public awareness campaign to educate providers and the public about so called crisis pregnancy centers and pregnancy resource centers and their lack of medical services; provided further, that said campaign shall include information on the availability of providers across the commonwealth that provide legitimate medical and family planning services; and provided further, that said campaign shall be linguistically diverse and culturally competent.............................. ......$17,500,000

 

1599-6073        For a reserve to provide supplemental funding to the victim and witness assistance board in light of federal funding cuts; provided, that not less than $20,000,000 shall be expended for programs and services in fiscal year 2024; and provided further, that to the extent feasible, the victim and witness assistance board shall maintain the same level of programs and services offered in fiscal year 2022 .....................................$20,000,000

 

1599-6074       For a reserve to reduce gun violence and related trauma throughout the commonwealth; provided, that funds shall be expended for competitive grants to nonprofit organizations and community-based organizations focused on reducing gun violence and related trauma on communities and individuals; provided further, that grants shall be administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that in distributing grants, the executive office shall prioritize nonprofit organizations and community-based organizations that: (i) serve communities that are disproportionately impacted by community violence and gun violence; (ii) utilize evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches to address gun violence and the impacts of gun violence-related trauma on individuals and communities; (iii) focus on practices to interrupt cycles of violence, trauma and retaliation in order to reduce gun violence, particularly in communities made up of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups; and (iv) provide violence intervention services to segments of the community identified as having the highest risk of perpetuating or being victimized by gun violence; provided further, that grant uses shall include, but not be limited to: (a) capacity-building initiatives, including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, training and professional development; (b) evidence-based or evidence-informed pilot programs to provide innovative practices in reducing gun violence; (c) impact studies, policy innovations and grassroots organizing supports; and (d) direct intervention services and support services for survivors of gun violence, including emergency housing and transportation services; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be made available for a grant program administered in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education to support school safety infrastructure improvements meant to protect against acts of gun violence; provided further, that said grant program shall be limited to: (1) physical target hardening initiatives including, but not limited to, building entranceway security and the replacement of interior non-locking doors with lockable doors in cases of emergencies; (2) the establishment or upgrading of building entrances with sufficient technology to support remote observation, verbal communication and door unlocking prior to entry; (3) the establishment or upgrading of centralized alarm systems linked with local emergency response teams; and (4) the establishment or upgrading of central communication systems within school buildings to support staff communication in cases of emergencies; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be made available for a grant program administered in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of public health and the department of mental health to provide behavioral health-related supports and resources in schools to reduce instances of gun violence; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for a public awareness campaign on the commonwealth’s red flag laws pursuant to sections 131R to 131Y, inclusive, of chapter 140 of the General Laws; and provided further, that said campaign shall be administered in consultation with the department of public health and the department of mental health....................................................$20,000,000

 

1599-6075        For a reserve for investments in publicly-owned lands and lands otherwise protected and conserved for public access including, but not limited to: reservations, parks, trails, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and other waterways, trails, beaches, fishing piers, boat ramps, community gardens, urban farms, working farms and forests and other recreational facilities and open spaces; provided further, that the executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall administer the funds in this item in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance; provided further, that funds shall be expended for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to dramatically increase new open space projects including, but not limited to, waterfront parks, trails, bike paths, playgrounds, urban farms, community gardens and green space; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the acquisition of new conservation land and the conservation and agricultural preservation restrictions on working farms and forests, particularly in critical headwater, wetland and estuarine areas; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the removal of obsolete or unwanted publicly or privately owned dams across the commonwealth; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the protection and restoration of headwaters land and wetlands on publicly or privately owned cranberry farmlands taken out of production by owners; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the restoration of coastal and tidal wetlands, including salt marshes; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the dredging of harbors, bays and inland waterways; provided further, that not less than $25,000,000 shall be expended for projects in qualified census tracts and communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that funds shall be distributed from this item in a geographically equitable manner; and provided further, that grants may include a requirement for matching funds.......................................... $100,000,000

 

1599-6076        For a reserve for investments in publicly-owned lands and lands otherwise protected and conserved for public access in environmental justice communities including, but not limited to: reservations, parks, trails, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and other waterways, trails, beaches, fishing piers, boat ramps, community gardens, urban farms, working farms and forests and other recreational facilities and open spaces; provided, that funds may be expended on climate resiliency and adaptation projects......................... $75,000,000

 

1599-6077        For a reserve for local and statewide environmental and tourism projects; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for upgrades to the Doyle school playgrounds for ADA compliance; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute Incorporated for research purposes; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the design costs and related expenses associated with the construction of a water treatment plant to assist with PFAS remediation in the town of Lynnfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Grow in Revere, the Revere Food Hub in Revere; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with a septic system or other wastewater disposal system serving the public facilities project in the town of Middleton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for engineering costs associated with work on the Old Hix bridge and Hix bridge landing in Westport to preserve the health of the Westport river; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the replacement of a gate valve in the town of Georgetown; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the replacement of a culvert on Orchard street in the town of Newbury; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc. to acquire, conserve and renovate with the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc. land at 1413-1415 Varnum avenue in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for residential homes involved in the environmental cleanup in the area of Bliss Corner in the town of Dartmouth; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for maintenance of the bike trail in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for renovations to public parks in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the North Shore Community Health, Inc. climate change mitigation and green impact initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for restoration of the wetland and floodplain at Sam Wright field in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the completion of a climate mitigation project and the construction of a performing stage at the site of Riverfront park in the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the creation of a water treatment plant in the town of Scituate; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for Revolutionary Spaces for various projects related to the Old State House and the Old South Meeting House; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Boch Center’s Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame in Boston; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s water quality and hazardous waste program for the construction of a permanent household and small business hazardous waste collection and education facility; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Latin Women's Association of Brockton to support its food distribution program; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for improvements to Puffer playground in Brockton; provided further, that not less than $55,550 shall be expended for the Lake Wallace sensory trail pond element in Belchertown; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Clougherty Pool and Doherty Park in the Charlestown section of Boston for repairs to outdoor recreational space; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for The Charity Guild, Inc. for the food distribution program in Brockton; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the operations of the Worcester Regional Food Hub; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to the rail trail in Berlin; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Salvation Army in Brockton; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the installation of solar panels at Beverly high school or other municipal properties in Beverly; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for upgrades to water infrastructure on the Middlesex turnpike corridor in Bedford; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Dorchester Food Co-op; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for efforts to alleviate flooding in the area around Jordan street and adjoining neighborhoods in Beverly; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Urban Farming Institute; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Mattapan Food and Fitness; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Catholic Charities of Brockton for the food distribution program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for recreational programming and summer job opportunities to at-risk and low-income youth in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the continued development of the North Reading wastewater and sewerage system; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for Gallery Z Café LLC for hood vents, dishwasher and electrical equipment; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the planning and implementation of a mixed-use walkable village in Burlington; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Mass Audubon for the conservation, remediation and the connection of a parcel of land in the town of Plymouth to Myles Standish forest and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary to increase recreational access to open space and enhance eco-tourism; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for permits, design and engineering of the Old Marlborough road water treatment plant in Maynard; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Southwick Civic Fund for programs that address food insecurity and a regional food pantry in Southwick; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for greenspace for community events and increased parking capacity at Greycourt park in Methuen; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for an excessive wastewater flow system in Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the operation of a PFAS remediation system in Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for stormwater and coastal infrastructure enhancements for flood mitigation in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New Lynn Coalition’s grocery delivery program for individuals and families who are unable to travel to pick up groceries from food aid programs; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Island Grown Initiative, LTD to create a central distribution hub for the Island Food Pantry in order to address food insecurity on Martha's Vineyard; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the department of conservation and recreation for the development of a landscape management plan for the Charles river conservation area along Quinobequin road between state highway route 9 and state highway route 16 in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and improvement of Shore park and Morgan park at Indian lake in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of walking trails at Newton Hill and related improvements in Elm park in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Acord Food Pantry in Hamilton to increase its capacity to serve people in Essex county; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the study of sewer extension from Elm street to Cobb street in Norton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for lighting and security improvements to the Connecticut river bikeway in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Dracut Food Pantry; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield water and sewer commission for capital projects intending to resolve issues related to operational resiliency; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for recreation improvements in the town of Halifax; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the food banks in the towns of Avon, Canton and Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Brookline Housing Authority to modernize kitchens, provided that all appliances are electric only; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Weather Observatory and Science Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Hopedale pond dam; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Riverbend park playground in Medford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Women’s Lunch Place, Inc. for the purpose of providing meals and services to homeless women and children in need; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for improvements to public facilities and park elements at Lynn Woods in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Fenway Cares Mutual Aid Initiative, including administrative costs, to distribute fresh food and personal protective equipment to food-insecure residents in Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the parks and recreation department in the city of Easthampton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for design costs and related expenses associated with the construction of a water treatment plant to assist with PFAS remediation in Webster; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for planning and implementation of the town of Walpole's 300th anniversary celebration; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for The West End Museum, Incorporated for mitigation of the adverse effects of the novel coronavirus 2019 and to recover from the impacts of a recent flood; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements to Dugger park in Medford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to Parallel park in Arlington; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a water treatment plant for PFAS remediation in Abington and Rockland; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Worcester Green Corps for program staffing and awareness of green jobs and land stewardship; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Groundwork Somerville, Inc. to support their food access and urban farming programs; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for PFAS remediation and water treatment in Hanover; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for PFAS remediation and water treatment in Norwell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Daniel's Table, Inc. in Framingham; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for startup costs for Revolution 250 related to the planning and celebration of the commonwealth's 250th anniversary of the American Revolution which will spur tourism and economic activity in all corners of the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the construction and renovation costs of the Environmental Education and Discovery Center in the southeastern Massachusetts bioreserve located in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for rodent and pest control in Randolph; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Food for Free Committee, Incorporated in Somerville; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Community Action Pioneer Valley, Inc. for a program center and food pantry in Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the dredging of the channel in Quincy bay and beach restoration in the Merrymount neighborhood in Quincy; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for the replacement of the restroom facility on the environmentally sensitive Washburn island; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc. for the distribution of food to veterans in need in the counties of Barnstable, Bristol and Hampden; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for design, survey, site preparation and construction of walking paths, bridges and other outdoor spaces along the Middlesex canal and open space in the town of Wilmington; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the expansion and improvement of water and sewer infrastructure in Mendon; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for design, survey, site preparation and construction of a disc golf course, parking and walking trails in Tewksbury; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the urban farming and community climate resiliency projects of Groundwork Southcoast; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to Jamaica Plain Coalition & Family Engagement Network/Tree of Life in the Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston for the infrastructure and technology needs of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments Housing Development’s food distribution service; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Center for Human Development, Incorporated for the repair and upgrade of community kitchen facilities for the Not Bread Alone congregate meal program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for water and sewer improvements at Belmont village in Belmont; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the Reading Food Pantry and for other costs associated with helping the food pantry better address food insecurity issues within the town of Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the construction of an ice skating rink in Belmont; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Survival Centers, Inc. to support its food pantry inventory; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Trustees of Reservations for the creation of a climate-resilient waterfront park at Piers Park Phase 3 in East Boston; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the department of conservation and recreation for maintenance, irrigation, design, construction and any other related costs for the Leo J. Martin Memorial golf course in Weston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Weymouth Elder Services Center for food security programs; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for increased food pantry access in Somerville; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Hilltown Mobile Market for expansion of the market to a brick and mortar facility featuring a year-round commercial kitchen; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the installation and operation of no less than 2 air quality monitoring stations in the East Boston section of Boston in cooperation with the department of environmental protection, the data from which shall be made available online to the public at regular intervals; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the silver plating factory assessment and remediation and a land use and economic development opportunity study in North Attleborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Weymouth Food Pantry for food security programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a food insecurity restaurant meals program in North Andover in partnership with the Merrimack Valley YMCA and Groundwork Lawrence, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Our Neighbors’ Table, Inc. in support of the regional food hub; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for Green harbor dredging project in Marshfield; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the New England Aquarium Corporation for maintenance upgrades and other improvements; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for a marketing campaign for the Mohawk Trail Association, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for fire hydrant replacement in Somerset; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the town of Bellingham for the sensory playground installation at Stallbrook elementary school; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the town of Blackstone for a groundwater contamination study at Countryside Auto Salvage; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Medfield to rebuild the Hinkley playground in compliance with current safety standards and ADA requirements............................................. $24,060,550

 

1599-6078        For a reserve to address food insecurity; provided, that not less than $25,000,000 shall be expended for the food security infrastructure grants.................................. $25,000,000

 

1599-6079        For the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust for the purpose of reducing the principal or interest costs of water quality improvement projects; provided, that eligible projects shall include, but not be limited to, improvements to drinking water systems, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances remediation and combined sewer overflow projects; provided further, that preference shall be given to projects related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances remediation; provided further, that not less than 25 per cent of funding shall be expended for grants to qualified census tract communities, environmental justice communities and communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be expended for costs associated with planning and implementing water pollution abatement projects in any watershed designated as a nitrogen sensitive area by the department of environmental protection after the effective date of this act; provided further, that water pollution abatement projects may include funding expended to support the community septic management loan program to provide subsidies or loans to qualified borrowers; provided further, that funds shall be distributed from this item in a geographically equitable manner; and provided further, that grants may include a requirement for matching funds................ $115,000,000

 

1599-6080        For investments in and improvements to ports and port infrastructure to support emerging clean energy industry clusters; provided, that not less than $45,000,000 shall be expended for the port of the city of Salem; provided further, that not less than $30,000,000 shall be expended for the port of the city of New Bedford; and provided further, that not less than $20,000,000 shall be expended for the redevelopment of the Brayton Point Commerce Center in the town of Somerset....................................... $100,000,000

 

1599-6081        For investments to support the implementation of chapter 179 of the acts of 2022; provided, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be transferred to the Clean Energy Investment Fund established in section 15 of chapter 23J of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be transferred to the Electric Vehicle Adoption Incentive Trust Fund established in section 19 of chapter 25A of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be transferred to the Charging Infrastructure Deployment Fund established in section 81 of said chapter 179; provided further, that not later than March 1 of each year until the exhaustion of funds from this item, the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, in consultation with the Massachusetts clean energy center, shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, a: (a) comprehensive multi-year spending plan for the promotion and advancement of clean energy initiatives from this item, including proposed strategies for deploying funding available for each initiative; (b) proposed timeline for expending funds from this item for each initiative; and (c) proposed plan to ensure regional and demographic equity in the promotion and advancement of clean energy initiatives, including accessibility to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.......................................... $150,000,000

 

1599-6082        For a reserve to support and promote the commonwealth's agricultural, blue economy and cranberry-growing sectors; provided, that not less than $8,000,000 shall be expended to support blue economy initiatives at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the design, engineering and feasibility study of establishing a cranberry educational center in southeastern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended to support the operations, design and construction costs for a state-of-the-art coastal research port infrastructure currently called the Complex for Waterfront Access To Exploration and Research in the town of Falmouth, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; provided further, that funds shall be used for the purposes of supporting the region’s position as a leader in blue tech research and development and to promote innovation, economic development and competitiveness in the commonwealth; and provided further, that not less than $1,750,000 shall be expended on grants or other financial assistance to support the economic growth and viability of the commonwealth’s cranberry-growing industry................................................. $12,000,000

 

1599-6083        For the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, to assist eligible low-income elders, working families and other households with assistance paying a portion of winter heating bills; provided, that the department of housing and community development shall establish the maximum assistance for which a household shall be eligible............................... $57,000,000

 

1599-6084        For a reserve to be administered by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency to support the creation of affordable for-purchase and rental housing; provided, that not less than $100,000,000 shall be expended for the CommonWealth Builder Program to support the production of for-sale, below market housing to expand homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers and socially disadvantaged individuals in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that grants and loans to developers shall be used to facilitate production of affordable homeownership units for households earning between 70 per cent and 120 per cent of the area median income; provided further, that projects with units restricted to households earning 70 per cent of the area median income shall receive preference; provided further, that not less than $100,000,000 shall be expended for a workforce housing program to provide grants, loans or other financial assistance to support the production of rental or for-sale housing that is affordable for households with incomes between 60 per cent and 120 per cent of the area median income; provided further, that projects shall be required to ensure that not less than 20 per cent of units be affordable for households earning at or below 80 per cent of the area median income; provided further, that not less than $100,000,000 shall be transferred to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund established in chapter 121D of the General Laws to support the creation and preservation of affordable housing units with a particular focus on very low income and extremely low income households; provided further, that projects supported from this item that include clean energy and sustainability initiatives, such as electric heat pumps, net-zero developments, Passive House or equivalent energy efficiency certification and all-electric buildings, shall receive preference; provided further, that considerations in awarding funds from this item shall be given to projects in communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that considerations in awarding funds from this item shall be given to projects creating equitable housing opportunities for historically marginalized and underrepresented groups and creating and enhancing access to homeownership in order to foster economic mobility with long-term benefits for housing security, racial equity and health outcomes to address the homeownership gap in socially disadvantaged communities; provided further, that the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency shall submit biannual reports to the joint committee on housing and the house and senate committees on ways and means on expenditures made from this item to support the creation of affordable housing, including a breakdown of projects by municipality; provided further, that the first report shall include a strategic plan for increasing the availability of affordable housing in all regions of the commonwealth for low-to-moderate income households including efforts to promote equitable homeownership opportunity for historically marginalized or underrepresented populations; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the first year of the Small Properties State Acquisition Funding Pilot as part of the Housing Stabilization and Investment Trust Fund established in section 2 of chapter 121F of the General Laws; provided further, that said pilot shall issue soft loans to supplement other acquisition soft loans administered by municipal or other affordable housing acquisition lenders on a rolling basis; provided further, that acquisitions pursuant to this pilot shall follow the affordability restrictions of said affordable housing acquisition lenders; provided further, that loans under this pilot shall be used for the acquisition of buildings of no less than 1 unit and no more than 8 units of residential housing for rental or ownership, or mixed-use buildings, for a term of up to 50 years; and provided further, that not less than $3,500,000 shall be expended for the Saving Towards Affordable and Sustainable Homeownership program administered by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Inc. to assist first generation homebuyers in a regionally equitable manner to benefit communities throughout the commonwealth.................................... $304,500,000

 

1599-6085        For a reserve for an equitable developers’ financing program to: (a) provide financial assistance to projects to construct, rehabilitate or redevelop residential or mixed-use residential properties; (b) redevelop blighted, abandoned, vacant or underutilized properties into new residential, commercial or light-industrial uses; or (c) construct or rehabilitate owner-occupied manufactured housing; provided, that in order to be eligible for funding pursuant to this item: (i) the projects must be in gateway cities, qualified census tracts or communities disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; and (ii) the developer or sponsor must be an individual, or an entity controlled by 1 or more individuals, that has been socially and economically disadvantaged or disproportionately impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, as defined by a certification process to be developed by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; provided further, that said financing program may be administered by 1 or both the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency; provided further, that such financial assistance may take the form of a grant, loan, equity investment or other form of financial assistance as determined by the administering agency; provided further, that eligible uses of funding may include, but shall not be limited to: (a) predevelopment costs such as the costs of permitting, engineering and site planning, traffic studies, environmental assessment, design and architecture, legal fees and title and appraisal fees; and (b) financing low and no interest loans, grants, subsidies, credit enhancements and the costs incurred by public instrumentalities of interest rate reductions on permanent financing offerings or funding a portion of a capital pool or reserve for purposes including, but not limited to, providing equity and guarantees to eligible projects; provided further, that such financial assistance shall be awarded, to the extent feasible, in a manner that reflects geographic and demographic diversity and social, racial and economic equity within the commonwealth; and provided further, that not more than 5 per cent of this item may be used for the reasonable costs of administering the program.................................................. $50,000,000

 

1599-6086        For costs associated with a study performed by the executive office of labor and workforce development on the effectiveness of career services and workforce development grant programs administered through the executive office, including the Commonwealth Corporation and MassHire; provided, that said study shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) status of grants awarded under the program; (ii) the number and names of educational and eligible service providers receiving grants; (iii) the number of participants receiving services under each grant; (iv) the number of participants placed in employment under each grant; (v) the salary and benefits that participants receive after placement for each grant; (vi) the average salary and benefits of participants in each program prior to participation; (vii) the cost per participant for each grant; (viii) job retention or promotion rates 1 year after training ends; (ix) job retention or promotion rates 3 years after training ends; (x) cost effectiveness of each program, including savings from public assistance and estimates of future tax contributions for participants; (xi) the number of grants awarded and money given to programs separated by region; (xii) the number of grants awarded and money given to programs separated by primary industry sector; (xiii) demographic information of participants for each grant program, including age, gender, race, ethnicity, educational attainment level, employment status prior to participation, disability status, income level and use of public assistance; and (xiv) review of the grant application process and timeline for dispersing grants to vendors or applicants; and provided further, that the results of said study shall be reported to the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, the joint committee on labor and workforce development and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 16, 2023..................................$500,000

 

1599-6087        For a reserve to support scholarships to Massachusetts students enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other institution furnishing a program of higher education and seeking a degree in high demand fields in the commonwealth; provided, that funds in this item shall be administered by the department of higher education and promote access to debt-free higher education for residents of the commonwealth; provided further, that the department of higher education, in consultation with the executive office of labor and workforce development, shall promulgate regulations for the scholarship program establishing eligibility requirements, application criteria and the amount of the scholarship awards; provided further, that in developing the regulations for the program, the department shall prioritize the distribution of scholarship awards to students enrolled in a course of study or training program aligned with regional labor market blueprints to address workforce needs in high-demand fields including, but not limited to, students enrolled in healthcare, including nursing, education, including early education and special education, manufacturing and cybersecurity programs; provided further, that preference in awarding scholarship awards shall be given to first generation students and traditionally underserved student populations; provided further, that preference shall be given to students attending public institutions of higher education; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to obligations being made from this item, the department of higher education shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on higher education, the joint committee on labor and workforce development and the house and senate committees on ways and means on any program criteria and guidelines for the distribution of funds.......................$50,000,000

 

1599-6088        For a reserve to fund various economic development projects throughout the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for New England Farm Workers Council, Inc. for continued expansion in western Massachusetts within the public community college and public vocational school systems for the promotion of educational offerings and the provision of employment opportunities; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Springfield to Boston Education Foundation for a director to oversee, promote and curate the foundation for 1 year, marketing and the purchase of cars, tools and parts; provided further, that not less than $8,000 shall be expended for police bicycles in Saugus; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for fire equipment in Saugus; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Italian Home for Children, Inc. for a capital improvement project to serve high acuity children that require a specialized facility; provided further, not less than $623,000 shall be expended for statewide imagination library program that fosters higher levels of child literacy by providing books to children ages newborn to 5 years of age; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the department of elementary and secondary education to aid in the disbursement of federal funds for the Local Food for Schools Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc. to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the purchase of information technology, medical equipment and interior building construction and the furnishing of a community health center licensed under an academic medical center in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Montachusett Veterans' Outreach Center, Inc. for the building or acquisition of additional housing units; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Harbor Health Services, Inc. for upgrades to dental equipment, technology infrastructure and operations at the community based dental health clinics servicing Plymouth and Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Torch Light Recovery Group to further promote re-entry services for people who were formally incarcerated; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for S.C.M Transportation to assist seniors in getting to doctor's appointments and grocery stores; provided further, that not less than $2,200,000 shall be expended for the town of Ludlow for Westmass Area Development Corporation Ludlow Mill #8 and Mill #11 to immediately increase affordable housing production; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for Community Servings, Inc. for a 1-time investment to support increased demand and expand the medically tailored meal program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Berkshire Bounty Inc. for efforts to combat food insecurity in rural communities; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Haven From Hunger food program in Peabody; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for Fairview Hospital in the town of Great Barrington for the continuation of the Collaborative Care program in the 5 Southern Berkshire Public Schools; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Danvers Community Council, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Middleton food pantry; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Inc. for the Your Next Star employment training program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the Minnechaug Regional High School Booster Club for the replacement and installation of the Falcon Athletic Field at Minnechaug regional high school with turf, said field having served as a critical recreation facility and respite for the Wilbraham school community during the Covid-19 pandemic; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for STRIVE, a job training and placement service for the chronically unemployed, to provide access to technology equipment and training for clients who are disproportionately impacted by poverty and the pandemic; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc. for the development, construction and the equipment of an urgent care facility in Orleans; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for the town of Harwich for the purchase of new voting machines; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Law Enforcement Council to provide mental health, wellness and suicide prevention services to emergency service providers in the towns of Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for North Star Family Services, Inc. to facilitate the development of Journey Home permanent supportive family housing for north central Massachusetts families; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for New England Life Flight, Inc., Boston MedFlight, for critical care air medical and dedicated ground critical care transport equipment; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the RESIST Foundation for the Project Turnaround Program for violence prevention programming in the neighborhoods of Boston with the highest rates of community violence and gun violence as well as the promotion of and support of workforce development for formerly incarcerated individuals; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the town of Stoneham for costs associated with the design and construction of an outdoor amphitheater on the grounds of Stoneham high school; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a gang-to-college pilot program to serve gang-involved youth from high-crime areas in the city of Boston enrolled in college pathway programs; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for a 3-year grant to Roca, Inc. to plan for and expand the intervention model for high-risk Young Mothers Program into Boston for young mothers experiencing acute trauma, multiple systems involvement, mental health needs, domestic violence and abuse; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for public health and safety initiatives and revitalization of Ringer park in the Allston section of Boston; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership to develop and implement a workforce development second chance initiative to improve outcomes for underserved populations, and candidates facing challenges entering the workforce; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Braintree for economic development; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the town of Holbrook for economic development; provided further, that not less than $144,000 shall be expended for the Mattapan Community Health Center, Inc. for increased salaries for nurses, and medical or clinical assistants; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the SEIU Local 509 Commonwealth Human Service Workers and Educators Training Professional Development Fund to train and address the impacts of secondary trauma on social workers in the department of children and families; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Greater Lynn Senior Services, Inc. for its elder housing stabilization program; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for Harbor Health Services, Inc. to expand care models to keep seniors in their homes and communities and to implement senior friendly technology infrastructure upgrades; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for The Boston Debate League Incorporated to support their after-school debate league and work with incarcerated individuals; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for covering the operational costs associated with providing medical interpreter services at the Lowell community health center; provided further, that $1,000,000 be expended for Roca, Inc. to provide and administer a transitional employment program (TEP) and other job placement programs for the highest-risk, court involved young people and adults in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. to train community health workers to serve as the patient link to medical and social services for the disenfranchised population throughout the Worcester and MetroWest regions; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Island Health Care for dental and primary care clinic expansion; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Old Timers Sports and Family Health in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for Southwest Boston Senior Services, Incorporated for a one-time investment to support and provide statewide medically-tailored and culturally-appropriate meals to persons battling chronic illnesses, the disabled and elders in collaboration with the statewide Meals on Wheels network; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for NeighborWorks Housing Solutions to digitize their records; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the city of Lawrence Council on Aging for the purpose of repairing and bringing to code the Center's kitchen; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Pembroke Titans Against Drugs (PTAD) – Friends of the Pembroke Drug Prevention Coalition (PDOC), Inc; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for Mothers Overlooked, Reaching out and Empowerment in the city of Springfield for gun violence prevention and victims’ services programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Solutions at Work, Inc. to support the administration of the Green street shelter in Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Natick Housing Authority for the development of a master plan for public housing in Natick; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Year Up, Inc. to implement workforce development programs that provide job opportunities for young adults; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Wayland Affordable Housing Trust in Wayland for the acquisition, creation, preservation and support of affordable housing; provided further, that $750,000 shall expended for South Boston Community Health Center, Inc. to fund critical renovations and expansion at the main facility, to accommodate continued growth in primary care services and to allow for better patient flow to enhance infection control protocols; provided further, that $650,000 shall be expended for the city of Haverhill for the airfield redevelopment; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended to Springfield Day Nursery Corporation in the city of Springfield for capital expenses associated with the construction of a new facility to expand access to early education, center-based care and family services to low-income children and families in western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the downtown revitalization, roadway and environmental enhancement project in the town of Millbury; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Front-Line Initiative in Tewksbury to allow the opportunity to look at innovative ways to expand the work being done in service of the community; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the operation of the school-based health center for the Randolph public school system; provided further, that not less than $2,144,000 shall be expended for the extraordinary and unreimbursed COVID-19 pandemic related expenditures incurred by the New England Center for Children, Inc. during fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements at Waverley Oaks Apartments in Belmont; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Belmont for the predevelopment costs for Sherman Gardens Apartments; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Randolph fire department for a new ambulance; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Belmont for improvements to the Belmont Public Library; provided further, that not less than $1,600,000 shall be expended for a federally qualified community health center with a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week satellite emergency facility licensed under 105 C.M.R. 130 to establish an early diagnosis program to address racial disparities in health care in communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; provided further, that not less than $8,000,000 shall be expended for Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center Inc. for the purpose of planning and construction of a new state of the art, ADA-compliant health center in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the East Boston Community Development Corporation, Inc., for the acquisition of residential units to be maintained as affordable housing; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the town of Stoneham for the planning, building and construction costs associated with the Stoneham High School construction project; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Cambodia Town Lowell, Inc. to form an Asian-American business support division which shall provide education and training to minority-owned businesses in Lowell; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, Inc. for the costs associated with renovations, remodeling and conversion of administrative space for the expansion of behavioral services for vulnerable, high-risk patients; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the development of a faculty education institute at William James College, in collaboration with the behavioral health advisory commission established in section 1of chapter 77 of the acts of 2022, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Middlesex Community College and other public institutions of higher education campuses to prepare a comprehensive plan to train Massachusetts college and university faculty and staff in mental health first aid and social emotional education techniques to increase the quality of campus mental health; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the city of Somerville to conduct focus groups and a feasibility study related to the development of a rental registry and energy retrofitting housing in Somerville; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the New England Center for Arts and Technology Inc. career center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the city of Somerville to study energy efficiency opportunities in affordable housing for low and moderate-income households; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the design and development of 3 regional partial care program centers located in the greater Boston, greater Worcester and greater Springfield areas to provide services to college and university students transitioning from an inpatient mental health service to campus, in collaboration with the behavioral health advisory commission established in section 1 of chapter 77 of the acts of 2022; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for CODAC Behavioral Health for a medical mobile unit to provide mental health services and treatment for opioid and substance abuse disorders in hot spots and community outreach to students at Westfield State University; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for athletic fields to benefit Lowell High School students; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the city of Boston to develop a curriculum that can be used by teachers in Boston Public Schools, as well as other educational providers that leverage existing open data from the city, state, and federal government; and provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended to the city of Boston to support the development of programs and services that improve the experience of digital government services for multilingual communities................................ $44,159,000

 

1599-6089        For a reserve to provide funds for various economic development projects; provided, that if the Boston Landmarks Commission designates the Nazzaro Community Center as a historical building then not less than $25,000,000 shall be expended for Boston Centers & Families within the city of Boston for the construction of a new community center within the North End section of Boston and not less than $5,000,000 of said $25,000,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation of Nazzaro Community Center in the North End section of Boston for the future use by a non-profit; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Boston Asian: Youth Essential for capital improvements; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Chinatown Business Association, Inc. in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Bay Village Neighborhood Association for upgrades to Elliot Norton park and the Bay Village garden in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the North End Waterfront Resilience Association for climate resiliency planning; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a matching grant for the repair, replacement and reconstruction of the tennis courts at Lynnfield High School; provided further, that not less than $50,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for economic development improvements to transit stations in Norfolk county; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Reading/North Reading Chamber of Commerce, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended to the town of Andover for the Tucker Family Field to support youth recreational athletic and sporting activities; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the city of Boston for infrastructure improvements and site preparation and for assessment and remediation and for tree preservation and development of accessible open green space for the Drexel Village project; provided further, 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; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the Gloucester Celebration Corporation for the design and purchase of 2 bronze sculptured flower planters on Stacy boulevard in celebration of Gloucester's anniversary; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Huntington Theatre including, but not limited to, accessibility upgrades and historic preservation; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for the town of Ludlow for the Westmass Area Development Corporation to rehabilitate and redevelop blighted and decadent historical mill buildings and associated supporting infrastructure to further affordable housing and economic development projects; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for affordable housing at the Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the South Boston Community Health Center; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 to the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park for park maintenance.......................................... $86,570,000

 

1599-6090        For a reserve to support economic development in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation established in section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws to support start-up costs associated with robotics incubation, testing and innovation for research and development and commercialization activities; provided further, that any award from this funding to a private entity shall result in a significant public benefit and the private benefit shall be incidental to a legitimate public purpose; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Incorporated for capital upgrades, infrastructure improvements and the maintenance and care of historic naval vessels; provided further, that not less than $3,400,000 shall be expended for the town of Orange to support the cleanup of the brownfield site on West River street; provided further, that a lien shall be placed on the site to ensure that the commonwealth is the first recipient of reimbursement if the site is sold; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for efforts to mitigate invasive aquatic species in Sabbatia lake in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for economic development projects in the town of Rockland; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for sewer upgrades on Clark street in the town of Spencer; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for economic development initiatives in the town of Templeton; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for economic development initiatives in the town of Holden; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for economic development initiatives and municipal construction needs in the town of Paxton; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Open Table, Inc. to purchase and develop a food-safe warehouse in the town of Maynard; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city of Fitchburg for downtown housing production; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations for outreach, resource creation and pilot programs to encourage fiscally sound, innovative methods to stop the displacement of small businesses and tenants; provided further, that the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, in partnership with the Mel King Institute for Community Building, may expend said funds to provide online training and digital learning courses in affordable housing financing, small business development and other entrepreneurial, economic development and management related topics to state-certified community development corporation board members and professionals, housing authority boards, affordable housing resident leaders and other community-based groups, with a particular focus on underinvested-in communities made up of marginalized and underrepresented demographic groups; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended to the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority for property redevelopment and downtown revitalization; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. to support the displaced survivors of the June 21, 2022 fire in the city of Revere; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Montachusett Community Branch YMCA for infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Boston Area Gleaners Incorporated for capital initiatives at Stonefield Farm located on Martin street in the town of Acton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Food Policy Council for the continued operation and expansion of food markets and mobile food markets in the Hampden district; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Harvard to make renovations and repairs to the Bromfield House located on Massachusetts avenue in the town of Harvard; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Maynard for the benefit of ArtSpace, Inc. to make renovations and repairs to the facility located on Summer street in the town of Maynard; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Food Link, Inc. to address food insecurity in the city of Woburn and the towns of Arlington, Billerica, Burlington and Lexington; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Arlington EATS, Inc. in the town of Arlington to allow for operational efficiency and expenses related to the opening of a new facility; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the Arlington Youth Counseling Center in the town of Arlington; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for renovations and updates to the Maurice Buck Auditorium in the town hall in the town of Billerica; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended for transportation improvements and updates in the town of Lexington; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Social Capital Inc. in the city of Woburn for civic engagement initiatives for youth and for developing the next generation of leaders; provided further, that not less than $355,000 shall be expended for the town of Wellesley to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to the Elm Bank Reservation; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the city of Newton for the Newton Highlands Village Enhancement Project; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the city of Newton for the purchase of bike share stations; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for the city of Newton to expand its composting program and make composting starter kits available to residents free of charge; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the city of Newton for the design and construction of the Spears Park community garden; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Brookline for the acquisition and installation of electric vehicle charging stations; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Brookline for stencil templates, pavement markings, share-the-road symbols and other materials needed for the installation of dedicated bike lines; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Grafton for the purchase of firefighter radios; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended to Veterans Inc., for the continued operation of its homeless veterans' reintegration program in the counties of Worcester, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden to make improvements to Summer street including, but not limited to, placemaking, streetscaping and artistic design; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for repairs to the fire department headquarters in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the New North Citizens Council, Inc. to support anti-gun violence initiatives in the North End and Mason Square sections of the city of Springfield, youth job initiatives and the North End Housing Initiative project in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Museums Corporation for construction and renovation costs associated with the addition of upgraded handicap accessible entrance doors at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the downtown area of the town of Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Centro Las Americas Inc. for the operation of its food pantry program; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Worcester for the operation of human service programming; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Central Massachusetts Center for Business and Enterprise, Inc. for the operation of a collaborative workforce pipeline program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the design, purchase and implementation of wayfinding signs and banners in the town of Auburn; provided further, not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the design, purchase and implementation of wayfinding signs and banners in the town of Westborough; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of a building façade improvement grant program for small businesses and organizations in the town center district in the town of Shrewsbury; provided further, that not less than $650,000 shall be expended for the redevelopment of Jefferson park in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for repairs and improvements to Memorial Hall in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Leadership and Literacy Foundation, Inc. for the city of Methuen youth and community center for purposes including, but not limited to, supporting and enhancing the center’s facilities, staffing and programming; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for economic development initiatives by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University located in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city of Amesbury for improvements to urban pedestrian spaces; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for improvements at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. located in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Reading to implement the rapid recovery plan for downtown Reading; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the town of Andover for park improvements, including, but not limited to, improvements to Recreation park and the design and construction of passive and active recreational improvements to the Chandler road recreation area; provided further, that not less than $210,000 shall be expended to the department of conservation and recreation for accessibility improvements, light improvements, bench seating and landscaping to the John Boyle O'Reilly monument plaza in the Fenway neighborhood in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended to the city of Watertown for design and construction of improvements to Saltonstall park, including, but not limited to, accessibility improvements, beautification and construction of a performance gazebo; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Downtown Brockton Association, Inc. to promote economic development in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to Soldier On, Inc. for the design and construction of a veterans housing project in the town of Tewksbury; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Marine Biological Laboratory for the restoration of the seawall located in Woods Hole; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to furnish and for equipment for the council on aging in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for roadway improvements along the VFW Parkway in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $220,000 shall be expended for improvements to the gymnasium at the Old Colony Young Men’s Christian Association, Incorporated in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, Inc. to study the feasibility of constructing public restrooms and other public amenities in the downtown area of the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Boylston to undergo a feasibility study for the Senior Center and Public Safety Building project, including, but not limited to, determining the location, environmental codes and needs of the building; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for capital needs in the town of Shutesbury; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of West Boylston to fund the architectural, mechanical and electrical bid specifications for the installation of a new high efficiency air to water heat pump at the Beaman Memorial Public Library; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the Collaborative for Educational Services, Inc. in the city of Northampton; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program established in section 65 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s family medicine residency program in the city of Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for municipal economic development initiatives in the towns of Rowley, Hamilton, Middleton, West Newbury and Wenham; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the construction of wet laboratories and maker space to support early stage life sciences companies at the Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus in the town of Burlington; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the city of Gloucester and the towns of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport and Essex for broadband infrastructure improvements; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for athletic field improvements in the town of Wilmington; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for improvements to the animal control department in the city of Holyoke; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for the decommissioned power plant on Agawam avenue in the city known as the town of West Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the greenway bicycle and pedestrian path in the town of Southampton; provided further, that not less than $135,000 shall be expended to the Worcester Youth Center, Inc; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the SouthCoast Community Foundation. Inc. to administer a 1-time grant program to provide capital assistance, equipment and programmatic support for the benefit of children and families of Greater New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended for the Agawam Youth Football Association, Inc., the Agawam Soccer Association Inc. and the Agawam Basketball Association Inc.; provided further, that not less than $18,500 shall be expended for youth sports improvements to Borgatti park in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for Easthampton Little League, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the town of Lexington for farmers markets, local festivals, parades, musical and theatrical performances or other governmental or nonprofit events sponsored or sanctioned by municipal government; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for construction industry apprenticeship and career preparedness training programs administered by Building Pathways, Inc. aimed at increasing the participation of socially and economically disadvantaged populations, which may include, but shall not limited to, women and people of color, in the building trades industries; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the town of Lincoln for farmers markets, local festivals, parades, musical and theatrical performances or other governmental or nonprofit events sponsored or sanctioned by municipal government; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a study on possible improvements to the property at the Stony Brook reservation located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for economic development initiatives by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Inc. in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Economic Development & Industrial Corporation of Lynn for capital needs related to the operation of a ferry service in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended for repairs, construction and improvements at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in the city of Northampton including, but not limited to, repairing roof damage due to a storm on May 22, 2022 and damage caused by a fire on May 23, 2022; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for road improvements at the intersection of Ararat street and C street in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended for the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Inc. for community programs in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Inc. for the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the development of a food hub and commercial kitchen at the location of the former Peter Fitzpatrick school in the town of Pepperell; provided further, that not less than $890,000 shall be expended for capital improvements to rehabilitate Children’s Services of Roxbury, Inc.’s headquarters into a diverse community space to expand access to services for families in crisis, including eviction prevention and culturally responsive mental health and substance use disorder recovery support services; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the bandstand and gazebo in the town of Dunstable; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to the function facility at the municipally-owned Hillview Country Club Corporation in the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Student and Parent Internship program and the Reality Check program at Everett public schools; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the city of Waltham for farmers markets, local festivals, parades, musical and theatrical performances or other governmental or nonprofit events sponsored or sanctioned by municipal government; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the town of Concord for farmers markets, local festivals, parades, musical and theatrical performances or other governmental or nonprofit events sponsored or sanctioned by municipal government; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Cultural Alliance of Medfield, Inc. for the remediation, design, construction and improvements to the Performing Arts and Education Center at the former Medfield State Hospital property in the town of Medfield; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for construction of an outdoor stage at Waters Farm; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to support the operations of the Chelmsford Center for the Arts in the town of Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $290,000 shall be expended to the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for expansion of business infrastructure, staff development and training, and agritourism; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club, Inc. for construction projects; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Charlton Historical Society, Incorporated for infrastructure improvements and tourism expansion; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for zoning recodification in the town of Wrentham; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a study to evaluate simplifying town fees for business owners in the town of Wrentham; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for road safety improvements and sewer upgrades in the town of Milford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the development of Booth playground and a skatepark on South street in the town of Foxborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for information technology infrastructure, including, but not limited to, record digitization, storage and electronic retrieval, in the town of Sherborn; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended for a downtown facade improvement program in the town of Medfield; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended for the creation of a downtown business improvement district in the town of Millis; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a business development collaborative to support, recruit, assist and incentivize investment and growth of new and existing businesses and to act as an incubator and accelerator for economic development opportunities in the city known as the town of North Attleborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to boating-related infrastructure at Veterans Memorial Park beach in the town of Sharon; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended for a sidewalk development project on Washington street in the city known as the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended for improvements to grade crossings located on Great Plain avenue in the town of Needham; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for replacing water mains in the town center in the town of Dover; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation to provide grants, in consultation with the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program, to independent restaurants located in the commonwealth to supply prepared meals and other food products to food banks and other programs addressing food insecurity needs of individuals in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod Toy Library, Inc. to support programs, capital investments and staffing needs; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod to support the commemoration of the agency’s fortieth anniversary, to construct client service facilities and to ensure the health and vitality of residents and tourists on the lower and outer Cape; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to WE CAN Corporation to coordinate free and confidential services, including legal consultation with volunteer attorneys, volunteer career specialists and volunteer financial counselors, to assist women in navigating legal crises, job loss, homelessness and housing instability, divorce and custody matters, immigration or residency issues, personal loss, financial troubles and other transitions; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc. for the creation of a technology platform to include virtual reality and augmented reality elements to digitize museum assets and produce digitized content; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Family Table Collaborative, Inc. for packaging, production and distribution of meals and other operational programs and needs; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended to the town of Wellfleet for the surveying, environmental inspection, financial forecasting and accounting costs associated with the Maurice Campground site located on state highway route 6; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Barnstable for facility upgrades to the United States Customs House, including the Coast Guard Heritage Museum, to protect and preserve the museum’s historic archives and ensure the safety and comfort of visitors and volunteer docents; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Harbor Health Services, Inc.’s Ellen Jones Community Dental Center in the town of Dennis for the operation and equipping of a dental clinic serving the mid and lower Cape Cod area; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended to relocate the Cape Cod Watershed Institute facility and program to the grounds of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc. for veterans housing projects; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Camping Association Inc. for a grant program to provide summer mental health services in licensed summer camps; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Northern Strand bike path in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to conduct a traffic analysis of the intersection of Main street and Lawrence road in the town of Boxford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for railings on the Main street bridge in the town of Newbury; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for signalization upgrades in the town of Groveland; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for enhancements to Mary O'Malley park in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for college and career assistance programs at Chelsea public schools; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to The Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for the expansion of regional agri-tourism; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to The Margaret Fuller House, Incorporated for a food pantry and additional services in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to East End House, Inc. for services in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. for services in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Zion Community Services Corporation for services in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, Inc. for services in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Harvest on Vine food pantry in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston for food distribution and additional services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Eben-Ezer Family & Children's Services, Inc. in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Nurtury, Inc. in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, Inc. for the development of a shared freezer and cold storage project to improve rural food security in Berkshire county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Ohketeau Cultural Center for work related to interdisciplinary education in the central and western regions of the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a regional transportation shuttle service between the town of Great Barrington and Wassaic station in the town of Amenia, New York; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Housatonic river water remediation efforts in the town of Great Barrington; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, Inc. to acquire a new space in the city of North Adams; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to upgrade and improve buildings and facilities at Plummer Youth Promise, Inc. in the city of Salem; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for staffing costs at the Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE), Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the planning and development of school-based health center programs at Manet Community Health Center, Incorporated to invest in the advancement of school health and school-based co-location health clinics in partnership with local school districts and health staff to meet the medical, urgent and same day, health education, disease prevention and behavioral health needs of students by improving access to care and services for all students and families with a particular focus on those with social, financial, cultural, linguistic and transportation barriers; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the city of Quincy for design, permitting and planning costs related to the development of a presidential museum and learning center; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for local economic development projects in equal amounts to the towns of Easton, Milton, Stoughton and West Bridgewater and the cities known as the towns of Braintree, Bridgewater and Randolph; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Citizens Housing and Planning Association, Inc. to support programming to eradicate racial discrimination in housing in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the operation of weekend ferry services in the city known as the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Hugh R. O'Donnell elementary school in the East Boston section of the city of Boston for playground and outdoor space improvements and free concerts in partnership with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $1,400,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with the study, planning and design of a fire training and emergency response coordination facility by the Essex County Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. to serve Essex county; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to World Farmers, Inc. for the purpose of on-farm infrastructure development improvements; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Association of Black Business and Professionals, Incorporated for its programs assisting black businesses and professionals; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for 413 Stay Woke, Stay Active Inc. in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Baystate Brightwood Health Center in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a neighborhood economic development and land use study for the West Medford commercial district and immediate neighborhood in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to conduct a study on the addition of a commuter rail station on the Fitchburg line in the Alewife neighborhood of the city of Cambridge near Cambridge park drive; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Acton to make improvements to the Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area, also known as NARA Park, located at Ledge Rock way in the town of Acton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a grant program to be administered by the department of agricultural resources to assist with the administrative costs of nonprofits that provide: (i) land to low-income and moderate-income individuals for agricultural production; or (ii) food security jobs to individuals in communities where the median household income is not greater than 80 per cent of the statewide median income and residents are at-risk of health issues due to pollution or other environmental hazards; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the creation of an accessible path to access Mystic River road from the West Medford Community Center in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for improvements to the visitor information center in Buzzards Bay; provided further, that not less than $155,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for seasonal workforce housing coordination; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to make technological improvements to the application process for the emergency housing assistance program under section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws in order to reduce erroneous delays and denials, improve data tracking and increase accessibility by reducing barriers for applicants, including applicants with disabilities and applicants with limited English proficiency; provided further, that said improvements shall include, but not be limited to: (i) improvements to the telephone application system; (ii) improvements to the computerized application platform; and (iii) the development of an online application that has responsive design on mobile devices, satisfies federal plain language guidelines developed by the Plain Language Action and Information Network and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 accessibility guidelines and can be integrated into efforts to develop a common application for benefits; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Lawrence Partnership Inc. for operating expenses related to inclusive economic development in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to the town of East Bridgewater for costs associated with the marketing of businesses, including, but not limited to, the creation of brochures, increasing the presence of businesses on the town website and instructing local businesses of available state and federal assistance programs; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Cohasset food pantry in the town of Cohasset; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Duxbury food pantry in the town of Duxbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Hingham food pantry in the town of Hingham; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Wellspring Multi-Service Center in the town of Hull; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Marshfield food pantry in the town of Marshfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Norwell food pantry in the town of Norwell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Scituate food pantry in the town of Scituate; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Friendship Home, Inc. in the town of Norwell; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Norwell Grange Corporation in the town of Norwell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Maddie’s Promise, Inc. in the town of Hingham; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Duxbury Post #223, the American Legion in the town of Duxbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for NeighborWorks Housing Solutions to support the veterans home in the town of Marshfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Friends of Hull Scouting, Inc. in the town of Hull; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for arts improvements at the Westfield middle school in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for playground improvements for the Southampton road elementary school in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for school safety improvements in equal amounts to the city of Westfield and the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended to evaluate the rehabilitation and reuse of landmarks in the town of Hanson, including the former Plymouth County Hospital site, the historic Bonney House and the construction of a boardwalk from Main street to Burrage pond in the town of Hanson; provided further, that not less than $78,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Halifax; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the police department in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the police department in the town of Marshfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the police department in the town of Hingham; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a mattress recycling social enterprise program operated by UTEC, Inc; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Cohasset; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Duxbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Hingham; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Hull; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Marshfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Norwell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Scituate; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Suffolk district attorney’s office to support the Services Over Sentences program and improvements related to public safety and security; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Catie’s Closet, Inc. to connect low-income and homeless students in the city of Boston with access to social services, mental and behavioral health resources and other necessities including, but not limited to, clothing and toiletries; provided further, that not less than $57,000 shall be expended to study the implementation of underground electricity and telecommunication lines and town-owned broadband in the town of Whitman; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the shared police department serving the towns of Russell and Montgomery; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements for the police department in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Self-Evident Education, Inc. in the city of Northampton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Easthampton council on aging; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended on facility improvements to the Easthampton community center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to American Legion post 207 in the city known as the town of West Springfield; provided further, that not less than $46,500 shall be expended for transportation expansion for the Hope for Holyoke recovery center in the city of Holyoke; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for accessibility improvements to the New England Farm Workers’ Council, Inc.’s location in the city of Holyoke; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study on building a new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail station in the town of North Andover; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for cultural initiatives and programming by Cape Ann Museum, Inc. in the city of Gloucester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the executive office of public safety and security to administer a pilot program, to be known as the officer peer support program, to distribute grants to police departments to provide mental health training and support services for police officers; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Cabral Center for Leadership and Innovation in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for pipe replacement on Main street in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Attleboro for the Industrial Development Strategy initiative to identify local workforce strengths, industry clusters, available industrial land, opportunities and limitations for development and to recommend approaches to attract emerging industries related to the workforce strengths in the city of Attleboro; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to Roca, Inc. for the implementation and evaluation of a 4-year grant to fund the Rewire4 program to plan for and expand the delivery of training for police and other criminal justice partners; provided further, that said training shall focus on brain science, trauma and community interactions and use a cognitive behavioral theory approach; provided further, that said training shall utilize the Rewire4 program or other similar training programs where no similar training tools exist across the commonwealth or nationally; provided further, that said grant funding shall be utilized to train not less than 25 cohorts of police per year throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that each cohort shall receive not less than 8 hours of training and additional virtual support utilizing text-based services or similar alternatives; provided further, that said grant funding may be used to support ongoing content development including, but not limited to, training modifications and tools to ensure the sustainability of said program within police departments; provided further, that said grant funding shall be used to conduct project evaluations and ongoing quality improvement efforts; provided further, that not less than 30 days following the close of the grant period, any findings from said program evaluations shall be submitted in a report to the executive office of health and human services and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for summer and after school programming for students; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Sarepta Women and Children Empowerment Center, Inc. to conduct a study on the history and status of citizens of Haitian decent in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the development of 200 affordable senior housing units at the intersection of Walnut street and Commercial street in the town of Foxborough; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to Robert F. Kennedy Community Alliance, Inc. for the development of a clinically focused, multi-use mental health treatment and clinician training site in the town of Lancaster; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the staffing costs associated with the Massachusetts Graf Writers Collective pilot program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council for the operation, safety and administration of the annual South Boston Evacuation Day and St. Patrick's Day parade in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the registry of motor vehicles to take steps to ensure equitable access to state services, programs and activities serving limited English proficient individuals; provided further, that such steps shall include, but not be limited to: (i) timely provision of oral interpretation; (ii) multilingual translation of vital documents and communications related to eligibility, legal rights, privileges or duties including, but not limited to: (A) applications; (B) informational materials; (C) notices; and (D) complaint forms; (iii) multilingual translation of public facing websites; (iv) hiring and retention of multilingual staff; and (v) updating and implementing language access plans; provided further, that the registry of motor vehicles shall appoint a language access coordinator whose sole responsibilities are to implement the steps described in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive, and to train staff on compliance with said clauses; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2023, the registry of motor vehicles shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight detailing an accounting of all funds expended and steps taken to fulfill clauses (i) to (v), inclusive; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Island Housing Trust Corporation to assist in the development of the Southern Tier neighborhood consisting of 45 rental units on land owned by the town of Oak Bluffs; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire county sheriff's office to close the budget gap associated with 911 dispatch operations at the Berkshire county communication center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the implementation of the Tech Impact Collaborative's digital economy initiatives with the Berkshire Innovation Center, Inc. in Berkshire county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Boston Housing Authority for the long-term preservation and maintenance of open and green space at state-aided public housing communities in the South Boston section of the city of Boston, including the courtyard at the Monsignor Powers apartments known as ‘Colin’s Courtyard’; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance, in consultation with the executive office of technology services and security, shall develop a single-entry portal for small businesses to use to apply for state government grants; provided further, that the single-entry grant application portal shall store basic applicant information, including, but not limited to, business name, address and contact information, to more easily facilitate the grant application process for small business owners in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a grant program to train wastewater operators, including diverse wastewater operators; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to Earth Limited for the costs associated with an education facility construction project; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $3,185,343 shall be expended for the Education Development Center, Inc. to increase kindergarten through grade 16 student participation in data science education pathways by recruiting participating school districts, preparing a public awareness campaign for data science educational opportunities and careers and providing professional development courses in computational biology, chemistry and physics courses to teachers; provided further, that not less than $8,000,000 shall be expended for planning, design, acquisition, construction and any other costs associated with improvements to public safety, pedestrian access, utilities, federal Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and downtown revitalization in the area impacted by the at-grade commuter rail crossing near the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Ashland commuter rail station; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for improvements to the wastewater treatment facility in the town of Holliston including, but not limited to, upgrades to the supervisory control and data acquisition system; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for community-based economic development efforts in the town of Hopkinton including, but not limited to, place-making projects, local farmers markets, community supported agriculture projects and identification of form-based code areas within the town; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended for pedestrian connectivity and safety improvements for Milford street in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for clean-up of polychlorinated biphenyls from soils on Willow street near the Cochituate rail trail in the town of Natick; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for design and community engagement for a project to improve Main street in the town of Natick including, but not limited to, access to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Natick Center commuter rail station; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the entity that assumes management of cancer services at MetroWest Medical Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for Leonard Morse Hospital in the town of Natick for a pilot program to improve practices in behavioral health care and to address behavioral health staffing shortages; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Somerset for the replacement and upgrade of old drainage infrastructure in the Valley road neighborhood; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended as a grant to Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, Inc. for water sprinkler system and water pumping station upgrades; provided further, that not less than $410,000 shall be expended as a grant to Westport Community Schools in the town of Westport for laptop technology upgrades and technical education supports; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for safety improvements and upgrades at the intersection of state highway route 177 and Gifford road in the town of Westport; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for the completion of planning and economic development studies; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont for the study, design and construction of bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle safety improvements on Grove street and adjacent areas in the city of Cambridge, including improvements to sidewalks and the intersection of Grove street and Huron avenue; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc., for the reimbursement of vehicle fuel costs associated with the delivery of food to veterans in Barnstable county; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended to the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for a program to offset the costs of childcare for women, including women who are returning to work, actively engaged in workforce training or technical capacity building or enrolled in a non-matriculated program at an area college or university; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to leverage matching funds from businesses to offset childcare costs for employees or support on-site childcare services; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Wildlands Trust, Inc. for the redevelopment of D.W. Field park in the city of Brockton and the town of Avon; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to D.W. Field Park Association, Inc. for the restoration, upgrade and historic preservation of the Tower Hill observation tower; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the fire department in the town of Tewksbury to cover the costs associated with fire department services at Tewksbury State Hospital; provided further, that not less than $200,000 to the town of Ashby for costs related to the fire on Log Cabin road; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended to the city of Framingham for a parking garage or other parking options to support access to the regional justice center and municipal and economic development needs of the city in area of the regional justice center; provided further, that expenses may include, but shall not be limited to, site acquisition, planning, design, study and construction costs; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Old Colony Planning Council to conduct a regional study of water supply needs in connection to the economic resiliency and sustainability of the water supply in the greater Brockton area............................... $75,990,343

 

1599-6091        For a reserve to support a nonprofit security grant program for target hardening and other security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attacks or hate crimes, as defined under section 32 of chapter 22C of the General Laws; provided, that prioritization shall be given to nonprofit organizations that have experienced instances of terrorist attacks or hate crimes, as defined in said section 32 of said chapter 22C; provided further, that the grants shall be distributed in a geographically equitable manner across the eastern, central and western regions of the commonwealth; and provided further, that until the full exhaustion of funds from this item, the executive office of public safety and security shall submit annual reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, the: (i) number of grant applicants; (ii) successful grant applicants; (iii) criteria used to evaluate grant applications; and (iv) amount of funds awarded to each grant recipient......................$5,000,000

 

1599-8910        For a reserve to support costs associated with the 14 county sheriffs’ offices; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer funds from this item to state agencies as defined in section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws; and provided further, that not less than 15 days before any such transfer, the secretary shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means........................... $28,000,000

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services
4000-0325        For the establishment of regional low threshold housing for homeless or housing unstable individuals with substance use disorder; provided, that not less than 30 days before expending funds from this item, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a spending plan to the house and senate committees on ways and means...............................$25,000,000

 

Department of Transitional Assistance
4403-2001        For a pilot program to mitigate cliff effects for 100 participants from across the commonwealth who have been receiving public benefits for not more than 12 consecutive months at the time of application into said pilot program; provided, that participants in the pilot program must be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit; provided further, that the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Inc. and Working Cities Group, in collaboration with the department of transitional assistance, shall assign department case managers to oversee and assist families or individuals who apply or are already receiving public assistance in order to maximize their benefits and prepare for the decrease of benefits as their employment income increases; provided further, that the Working Cities Group shall provide coaching, mentoring, financial wellness training, cliff effect preparation training and other services to pilot participants; provided further, that the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Inc., in partnership with the department, shall develop the pilot program that serves a demographically and geographically representative sample of individuals and families receiving transitional assistance; provided further, the department shall collaborate with all appropriate agencies when developing the pilot program; provided further, that the pilot program shall run for not less than 3 years beginning in fiscal year 2023; provided further, that the pilot program shall test a model that facilitates, encourages and supports participants to enter, reenter and remain in the workforce; provided further, that the department shall determine the base income amount that shall be paid to each family or individual that participates in the program; provided further, that for the duration of their participation in the pilot program, participants shall receive an additional benefit from the department of transitional assistance, which shall be equal to the difference between any decrease in transitional assistance and any increase in earned income to ensure that the income of the participant shall be not less than the said base income amount; provided further, that if the participant successfully transitions off public assistance during or at the end of the pilot program, said participant shall continue to receive counseling services and technical support services and be monitored for data collection purposes; provided further, that if the department determines that a participant has successfully moved into the workforce during or at the end of the pilot program, the commonwealth shall award said participant a match equal to 20 per cent of the base, not to exceed an amount of $10,000; provided further, that for the duration of the pilot program, the department shall coordinate with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Inc. to provide 2 intensive case managers with the primary responsibility of overseeing the progress of the pilot participants; provided further, that the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Inc., the department and the intensive case managers shall utilize shared resources of the Working Cities Group employer partners, staff members, mentors and volunteers in order to maximize the effectiveness of the pilot program; provided further, that in partnership with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Inc. and the department, a third-party evaluator shall be retained to provide the General Court with an annual report on the program’s efficiency and impact not later than January 31 for each year the program is in effect; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of participants; (ii) the number of participants who entered the workforce; (iii) the amount of yearly income each participant earned; (iv) the hourly wage rate of each participant, including a record of all salary increases over each year; (v) the dollar amount of all monies that incurred to the state in years 1 to 3, inclusive; and (vi) all records of participants entering or exiting the workforce, including reasons for exiting; and provided further, that not later than July 31, 2025, the department shall file the report with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities............... $1,000,000

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Department of Housing and Community Development
7004-9323        For grants to local housing authorities for the redevelopment of public housing; provided, that the grants shall require a local match as determined by the department of housing and community development; provided further, that up to $10,000,000 shall be expended for the Mary Ellen McCormack Public Housing Community in the city of Boston; provided further, that the department may exempt a recipient of grants from this item from the requirements of chapters 7C and 121B of the General Laws upon a showing by the recipient that such exemptions are necessary to accomplish the effective revitalization of public housing and shall not adversely affect public housing residents or applicants of any income who are otherwise eligible; and provided further, that the department may provide to recipients of grants from this item such additional regulatory relief as may be required to further the objectives of public housing redevelopment, including pursuit of complementary funding sources to ensure preservation as permanently affordable housing.......................... $10,000,000

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Office of the Secretary
7009-6601        For a reserve to support the recruitment and training of educators to teach computer science instruction in the public schools of the commonwealth; provided, that funds in this item may be expended by the department of elementary and secondary education for efforts including, but not limited to: (i) the recruitment of teachers to specialize in teaching computer science; (ii) support in certifying teachers in computer science instruction; and (iii) the education and training of teachers across certifications in support of enhancing their skills at integrating computer science and digital literacy across the K-12 curriculum; provided further, that not later than February 1, 2023, the department shall submit a report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) a strategy for ensuring that computer science instruction is offered in each of the commonwealth’s high schools by September 1, 2025; (b) a strategy to increase participation rates in computer science courses, particularly for female students, students of color, English language learners and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds; (iii) a recommendation on whether a foundational computer science course should be a requirement to graduate high school in the commonwealth; and (iv) a proposed timeline for said requirement to be implemented if recommended; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be prioritized for schools and districts that the department identifies as having inadequate computer science instruction........................ $2,500,000

 

7009-7477        For the establishment of a grant program to be administered by the executive office of education, in consultation with the executive office of labor and workforce development and the executive office of health and human services, to increase the nursing workforce talent pipeline and improve career pathways for the nursing profession; provided, that funds may be expended for program-related staffing, technology, equipment and operational costs to increase student enrollment in public post-secondary providers of nursing programs, including nurse aid training, practical nurse programs and registered nurse programs...................................... $2,500,000

 

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
7010-1195        For grants to be administered by the executive office of education to support the planning of pathways in technology early college high school programs in not less than 3 public school districts or charter schools; provided, that applications for said planning grants shall demonstrate that the proposal: (i) provides equitable access to students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education and high demand industry sectors; (ii) allows for participating students to combine high school courses, postsecondary courses and work-based learning experiences; and (iii) allows participating students, not later than 6 years after their first day of high school, to receive a high school diploma as well as an associate’s degree in a technical field and an industry-recognized credential; provided further, that all grant applications shall include: (a) an articulation agreement with not less than 1 institution of higher education that will provide access to postsecondary educational and training opportunities for program participants; and (b) a memorandum of understanding with not less than 1 regional industry or business partner that will provide access to work-based learning experiences and internships for program participants; and provided further, that not later than December 31, 2022, the executive office shall submit a report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the grant awards and recommendations for sustainably funding the implementation of these pathway programs...........................................$1,000,000

 

SECTION 2C.I. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2023 balances of appropriations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2022, 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 24 of the acts of 2021. However, for items which 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 said chapter 24; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in section 2 of said chapter 24, 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 unexpended balance of each appropriation in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system with a secretariat code of 01 or 17 is hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in said section 2 of said chapter 24. The sums reappropriated in this section shall be in addition to any amounts available for said purposes.

JUDICIARY
Committee for Public Counsel Services

0321-1510        Private Counsel Compensation.............................................................................................$6,813,703

Trial Court

0330-0410          Alternative Dispute Resolution Services........................................................................................................$250,000

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
Northwestern District Attorney

0340-0600          Northwestern District Attorney...........................................................................$260,000

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL
State Lottery Commission

0640-0000          State Lottery Commission..............................................................................$1,420,171

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
Office of the Inspector General

0910-0200          Office of the Inspector General .........................................................................$307,000
0910-0300          Inspector General Internal Special Audit Units ......................................................$54,160
0910-0330          Division of State Police Oversight........................................................................$50,000

BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS
Board of Library Commissioners

7000-9101          Board of Library Commissioners.........................................................................$89,000

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE
Office of the Child Advocate

0930-0100          Office of the Child Advocate.....................................................................$250,000

POLICE REFORM COMMISSIONS
Police Reform Commissions

1599-1210          Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission Reserve............................$2,899,430

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves

1599-0054          Hinton Lab Response Reserve.............................................................................$620,000
1599-0080          Tests Vaccines Outreach Reserve....................................................................$11,000,000
1599-0768          DUA Public Information Campaign Reserve...........................................................$855,324
1599-1211          Police Reform Reserve....................................................................................$3,328,000

Bureau of the State House

1102-3400          State House Security Operations.......................................................................$148,000

Health Policy Commission

1450-1200          Health Policy Commission.................................................................................$300,000

Supplier Diversity Office

1780-0100          Supplier Diversity Office....................................................................................$555,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs

2000-0100          Energy and Environmental Affairs Administration.................................................................................................................................................................$388,957
2000-0101          Climate Adaptation and Preparedness.......................................................................................................................................................................................$73,000
2000-1700          Energy and Environmental Affairs Information Technology Costs........................................................................................................................................$781,909

Department of Fish and Game

2300-0101          Riverways Protection and Access ..........................................................................................................................................................................................$457,000

Department of Agricultural Resources

2511-0100         Agricultural Resources Administration....................................................................................................................................................................................$152,000

Department of Conservation and Recreation

2810-0122          Special Projects in Parks and Recreation................................................................................................................................................................................$333,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Public Health

4590-0915          Public Health Hospitals...........................................................................................................................................................................................................$400,000

Department of Mental Health

5046-0000          Adult Mental Health and Support Services..........................................................................................................................................................................$5,000,000

Department of Children and Families

4800-0015          Clinical Support Services and Operations............................................................................................................................................................................$2,175,325
4800-1100          Social Workers for Case Management................................................................................................................................................................................$5,060,000

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

4110-1000          Community Services for the Blind..........................................................................................................................................................................................$400,000

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

4125-0100          Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing..............................................................................................................................................$871,396

Department of Developmental Services

5920-2000          Community Residential Services.......................................................................................................................................................................................$34,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

7002-0017          Housing and Economic Development IT Costs.....................................................................................................................................................................$125,000

Department of Business Development

7007-0801          Microlending............................................................................................................................................................$1,300,000
7007-0150          Regional Economic Development Grants.......................................................................................................................$1,300,000

Department of Telecommunications and Cable

7006-0071          Department of Telecommunications and Cable................................................................................................................$160,000

Massachusetts Marketing Partnership

7008-0900          Office of Travel and Tourism ................................................................................................................................$146,282

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
University of Massachusetts

7100-0700          Office of Public Collaboration................................................................................................................................$268,074

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Security

8000-0600          Executive Office of Public Safety ..............................................................................$400,000

Department of State Police

8100-0515          New State Police Class ........................................................................................................................$2,275,000
8100-1014          SAEK Testing .....................................................................................................................................$2,200,000

Municipal Police Training Committee

8200-0200          Municipal Police Training Committee ...................................................................................................$500,000

Department of Fire Services

8324-0000          Department of Fire Services ...............................................................................................................$3,058,688
8324-0050          Local Fire Department Projects and Grants ...........................................................................................$173,170

Military Division

8700-0001          Military Division .............................................................................................................................$511,000

Department of Correction

8900-0010          Prison Industries and Farm Services Program ...................................................................................................$91,164

Parole Board

8950-0001          Parole Board Administration .................................................................................................$498,250

SECTION 2C.II. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2023 balances of retained revenue and intragovernmental chargeback authorizations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2022, 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 24 of the acts of 2021. However, for items which do not appear in section 2 or 2B of said chapter 24, 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 section 2 or 2B of the 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.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Operational Services Division

1775-0800          Chargeback for Purchase Operation and Repair of State Vehicles ..................................................................................................................................$2,800,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Veterans' Services

1410-0018          Agawam and Winchendon Cemeteries Retained Revenue .................................................................................................................................................$650,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Department of Correction

8900-0011          Prison Industries Retained Revenue ...........................................................................$65,125
8900-0021          Chargeback for Prison Industries and Farm Program ................................................$1,463,943

SECTION 3. Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 204, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 204. (a) There shall be an advisory board on employee ownership that shall consist of: the director of the Massachusetts office of business development or their designee, the secretary of labor and workforce development or their designee, the president of the Massachusetts growth capital corporation or their designee, the chief executive officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc. or their designee, the executive director of the Center for Economic Democracy, Inc. or their designee, the chapter president of the New England chapter of the ESOP Association or their designee, the president of AFL-CIO of Massachusetts or their designee, the president of the University of Massachusetts or their designee, and 7 additional members appointed by the governor who shall represent separate and distinct corporations, each with not less than 30 per cent of company stock owned by an employee stock ownership plan or an employee ownership trust, and 4 additional members appointed by the governor who shall represent separate and distinct industrial or worker cooperatives.
(b) Each appointed member shall serve for a term of 4 years. Upon expiration of the term, a successor shall be appointed, in the same manner. Any member shall be eligible for reappointment but shall not serve for longer than 8 consecutive years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term. Any member may be removed from their appointment by a vote of the majority of the advisory board.
(c) Ten members of the board shall constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of 10 members shall be necessary and sufficient for any action to be taken by the board. The board shall meet not less than 3 times annually; provided, however, that remote participation in meetings shall be allowed. No vacancy in the membership of the board shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the board. Any action taken by the board may be authorized by resolution at any regular or special meeting and shall take effect immediately unless otherwise provided in the resolution.
(d) There shall be a chair and a vice chair of the board elected annually at the first meeting of the advisory board. The board may elect such other officers as it deems necessary.
(e) The board shall advise the governor and the executive director of the Massachusetts center for employee ownership on issues and policy matters pertaining to employee involvement and ownership in the commonwealth. Staff members of the Massachusetts center for employee ownership shall support the administrative functions of the board.
(f) The board shall advise the director of the Massachusetts office of business development on the selection of a director of the Massachusetts center for employee ownership.
(g) The board shall adopt by-laws, operating rules, procedures and a mission statement.

SECTION 4. Subsection (b) of section 35KKK of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- The fund shall not be subject to appropriation.

SECTION 5. Sections 51 to 53, inclusive, and sections 70 to 72, inclusive, of chapter 13 of the General Laws are hereby repealed.

SECTION 6. Chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 19½ the following section:-

Section 19¾. (a) For the purposes of this section, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:
“Student charges”, in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees that are charged to students for general attendance at a public institution of higher education; provided, however, that “student charges” shall not include any fee or other charge established by the institution that is specific to a particular course, program or activity or any charges for room, board or student health insurance.
“Student tuition credit”, a reduction in student charges for an eligible student.
(b) All tuition waivers, grants and scholarships identified in this chapter or any other general or special law and reductions collectively bargained for that are in the form of tuition or fee waivers shall be student tuition credits. A student that is eligible for a tuition credit shall have their student charges reduced by the amount of the student tuition credit.
(c) The board of trustees of a public institution of higher education shall not accept any tuition waivers, grants or scholarships identified in this chapter or any other general or special law or reductions collectively bargained for that are in the form of tuition or fee waivers established on or after July 1, 2022 unless the reduction is accompanied with an appropriation that fully supports the reduction or the reduction is approved by the board of trustees.

SECTION 7. Subsection (a) of section 45 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- A vacancy on a board that exists as a result of this section shall be filled for the remainder of the term in the same manner as the prior appointment and shall be consistent with section 21 of this chapter and section 1A of chapter 75. The commissioner shall forthwith notify the governor if any such vacancy exists.

SECTION 8. Chapter 19A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 44. (a) To facilitate the effective and efficient use of portable medical orders across care settings, the department shall, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, develop, implement and administer a program governing the statewide use of portable orders for life-sustaining treatment, in this section referred to as POLST. The POLST program shall transition from the use of medical orders for life-sustaining treatment, also known as MOLST, to the national POLST model. The department shall consult with the department of public health and the executive office of health and human services in the development and implementation of the POLST program.
(b) Any patient information submitted to or held by the POLST program shall be kept confidential and shall be exempt from disclosure under clause Twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4 and chapter 66 and shall be governed by chapter 66A.
(c) The department may develop, implement and administer a secure electronic system as part of the POLST program, in this section referred to as the ePOLST system. The ePOLST system shall be a secure electronic database or other similar secure software or information system that enables automated query and retrieval of POLST program information by a health care professional. The department shall promulgate regulations governing the protection of and access to POLST information. The POSLT program includes, but is not limited to, POLST forms, health care proxy forms, guardianship documentation and clinical notes documenting conversations that led to the creation of POLST forms.
(d) The department shall establish and maintain procedures to ensure that POLST patient information that may be collected, recorded, transmitted and maintained shall not be disclosed to persons except as provided for in regulations promulgated in accordance with this chapter.
(e) The department may contract with another agency or private vendor, as necessary, to ensure the effective operation of ePOLST. Any such contractor shall be bound to comply with, at a minimum, the provisions regarding confidentiality of POLST program information and the regulations promulgated in accordance with this chapter.
(f) The department may enter into reciprocal agreements with other states that have compatible ePOLST systems to facilitate access to POLST program information.
(g) The secretary may establish an advisory committee to provide advice regarding POLST program issues, including, but not limited to, appropriate user training, policies governing the use of POLST and aspects of program implementation to facilitate the effective and efficient use of portable medical orders across care settings.
(h) The department shall promulgate regulations necessary to implement the requirements of this chapter.

SECTION 9. Section 10C of chapter 21A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “secretary, undersecretary,”.

SECTION 10. Chapter 21N of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
         Section 12. (a) Upon issuance by the department of a notice of non-compliance, any alternative compliance payment, as defined in 310 CMR 7.75, owed by a retail electric supplier pursuant to sections 2, 6 and 7, including any interest, additional amount, addition to debt or assessable penalty under said sections 2, 6 or 7, or pursuant to the department’s administrative penalty authority set forth in section 16 of chapter 21A, together with any costs that may accrue in addition thereto, shall constitute a debt to the department. Such debt shall also be a lien in favor of the department upon all property and rights to property, whether real or personal, belonging to the indebted retail electric supplier including property acquired after the lien arises. The lien shall arise 30 days after the department issues the first notice of non-compliance and shall continue until: (i) the debt is satisfied; (ii) a judgment against the retail electric supplier arising out of such debt is satisfied; (iii) any such debt or judgment is discharged by the department by a waiver or release under subsection (d); or (iv) any such debt or judgment becomes unenforceable by reason of the lapse of time. The lien created in favor of the department for any such alternative compliance payment shall remain in effect for a period of 10 years after issuance of the notice of non-compliance. For a bankruptcy case under the United States Code, the running of the period of limitations in this section shall be suspended for: (i) the period during which the department is prohibited by reason of such case from collecting the lien; and (ii) the period during which a plan for payment of the lien is in effect and 6 months thereafter. The running of the period of limitations in this section shall be suspended for the period during which the payment or collection is stayed pursuant to the retail electric supplier contesting the lien. If the lien would extend beyond its initial or any subsequent 10-year period, the department may refile its notice of lien. If any such notice of lien is refiled within the required refiling period, as defined in section 6323(g)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the lien in favor of the department shall relate back to the date of the first such lien filing. The department shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary for the implementation of this subsection.
         (b) A lien imposed by this section shall not be perfected as against any mortgagee, pledgee, purchaser, creditor or judgment creditor until notice thereof has been filed by the department:
         (i) with respect to real property or fixtures, in the registry of deeds of the county where such property is situated; and
         (ii) with respect to personal property other than fixtures, in the filing office in which the filing of a financing statement would perfect, under article 9 of chapter 106, an attached nonpossessory security interest in tangible personal property belonging to the retail electric supplier liable to pay the alternative compliance payment as if the retail electric supplier were located in the commonwealth under section 9-307 of said chapter 106. The filing of any such lien or of a waiver or release of any such lien shall be received and registered or recorded without payment of any fee in the commonwealth.
         (c) In any case where an alternative compliance payment becomes due upon issuance of a notice of non-compliance, the department, in addition to other modes of relief, may direct a civil action to be filed in a superior court of the commonwealth to collect the debt or enforce the lien of the department under this section with respect to such liability, or to subject any property of whatever nature, of the indebted retail electric supplier, or in which the supplier has any right, title or interest, to the payment of such liability.
         (d) The department may issue a waiver or release of any lien imposed by this section. Such waiver or release shall be conclusive evidence that the lien upon the property covered by the waiver or release is extinguished. The department shall issue a waiver or release of any lien imposed by this section in any case where the debt for which such lien attached has been paid or legally abated.
         (e) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may establish financial compliance assurance requirements for any retail electricity supplier subject to requirements or standards established in this chapter. The department may require a bond or other security in amount and form as determined to be necessary and appropriate to ensure compliance with all such requirements or standards.

SECTION 11. Section 10A of chapter 22C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fifth and sixth paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:- The colonel shall determine the duties and responsibilities of state police cadets. A state police cadet shall not carry arms and shall not have any power of arrest other than that of an ordinary citizen. A state police cadet shall be considered an employee of the commonwealth.

SECTION 12. Section 16 of chapter 23D of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 9, the words “industrial services program” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Massachusetts center for employee ownership.

SECTION 13. Said chapter 23D is hereby further amended by striking out section 17 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-          Section 17. (a) There is hereby established a Massachusetts center for employee ownership within the Massachusetts office of business development established pursuant to section 1 of chapter 23A. The Massachusetts center for employee ownership shall provide education, conduct outreach and promote efforts to create an overall environment in the commonwealth to: (i) expand and enhance employee ownership; (ii) increase the number of employee-owned companies; (iii) publicize and promote the benefits of employee involvement and ownership to policy makers and the general public; (iv) encourage collaborative outreach efforts regarding involvement and ownership in the workplace; (v) research and evaluate employee involvement and employee ownership in the commonwealth; (vi) showcase employee ownership initiatives in the commonwealth; (vii) facilitate and coordinate the sharing of existing information and resources; and (viii) provide grants pursuant to this chapter.
         (b)(1) The director of the Massachusetts center for employee ownership shall have the power to hire staff, appoint any specific committee or task force and contract with consultants, agents or advisors deemed necessary to further the purposes of this section.
         (2) The director may accept gifts or grants of money or property from any source to further the work of the center; provided, however, that any money received shall be deposited with the state treasurer to be kept in a separate fund in the treasury to be named the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership Fund dedicated to the center and for expenditure without appropriation by the director of the center in accordance with the conditions of such a gift or grant. Amounts remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years.
         (3) The director shall issue rules, regulations and procedures governing the application for and delivery of services which are deemed necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the center.
         (4) Annually, the director shall file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, including an inventory of employee-owned businesses in the state and the specific activities taken by the center to support and promote the transition of traditionally structured companies to an employee ownership model.
         (5) The director shall be a full-time employee of the Massachusetts office of business development and shall be appointed by and report directly to the director of the Massachusetts office of business development.

SECTION 14. Subsection (b) of section 29A of chapter 23G of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Economically distressed area”.

SECTION 15. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 29, the words “located within an economically distressed area”.

SECTION 16. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, in line 34, after the word “made” the following words:- , or will make,.

SECTION 17. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 44 and 45, the words “economically distressed areas of”.

SECTION 18. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 55 and 56, the words “within an economically distressed area as defined in section 2 of chapter 21E”.

SECTION 19. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 66, the figure “$500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $750,000.

SECTION 20. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 69, the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $250,000.

SECTION 21. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, in line 78, after the word “applied;” the following words:- provided, however, that the required contribution may be in the form of in-kind services or other non-cash contribution as the agency may determine in its reasonable discretion;.

SECTION 22. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 84, the word “and”.

SECTION 23. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 87 and 88, the words “corporation or an economic development authority.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- corporation, economic development authority or a non-profit entity in connection with a project that has a demonstrable public benefit; provided, however, that the agency shall establish guidelines for non-profit eligibility; and.

SECTION 24. Subsection (d) of said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following clause:- (12) preference shall be given to projects located within 1 mile of an environmental justice population as defined in section 62 of chapter 30.

SECTION 25. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 97 and 98, the words “economically distressed”.

SECTION 26. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 128 and 129 and in lines 129 and 130, the words “economically distressed area” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following word:- municipality.

SECTION 27. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 189 and 190, the words “director of economic development or his” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- secretary of housing and economic development or the secretary’s.

SECTION 28. Said section 29A of said chapter 23G, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 208 to 210, inclusive, the words “in economically distressed areas that are considered by the ombudsman and the department of economic development” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- that are considered by the ombudsman and the secretary of housing and economic development.

SECTION 29. Subsection (a) of section 8A of chapter 23J of the General Laws, as inserted by section 14 of chapter 179 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out the words “, in consultation with the department of revenue”.

SECTION 30. Said subsection (a) of said section 8A of said chapter 23J of the General Laws, as inserted by section 15 of chapter 179 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out the words “, in consultation with the department of revenue”.

SECTION 31. Subsection (b) of said section 8A of said chapter 23J, as inserted by section 14 of said chapter 179, is hereby amended by striking out the words “, in consultation with the department of revenue,”.

SECTION 32. Subparagraph (1) of subsection (c) of said section 8A of said chapter 23J, as so inserted, is hereby amended by striking out the words “and the department of revenue”.

SECTION 33. Subsection (c) of said section 8A of said chapter 23J, as inserted by said section 14 of said chapter 179, is hereby amended by striking out subparagraph (2) and inserting in place thereof the following subparagraph:-
         (2) The certification of an offshore wind company may be revoked by the center after an investigation by the center and a determination that the certified offshore wind company is in material noncompliance with its certification proposal; provided, however, that the center shall review said certified offshore wind company at least annually. Revocation shall take effect on the first day of the tax year in which the center determines the certified offshore wind company to be in material noncompliance. The center shall issue regulations to establish a process to recapture the value of any award issued to a certified offshore wind company through the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Industry Investment Trust Fund established in section 9A. The commissioner of revenue shall, as of the effective date of the revocation, disallow any credits allowed by the original certification of tax benefits under this section. The department of revenue shall issue regulations to establish a process to recapture the value of any credits allowed by the certification under this section. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “material noncompliance” shall mean the failure of a certified offshore wind company to substantially achieve the new state revenue, job growth and capital investment projections set forth in its certification proposal or any other act, omission or misrepresentation by the certified offshore wind company that frustrates the public purpose of the Massachusetts offshore wind industry investment program.

SECTION 34. Subsection (d) of said section 8A of said chapter 23J, as so inserted, is hereby amended by striking out the words “(aa) and (bb) of section 6 of chapter 62 and sections 38KK and 38LL” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (bb) and (cc) of section 6 of chapter 62 and sections 38LL and 38MM.

SECTION 35. Subsection (b) of section 9A of said chapter 23J, as inserted by section 18 of said chapter 179, is hereby amended by striking out the words “shall make expenditures from the trust fund” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- may make expenditures from the fund solely.

SECTION 36. Section 5 of chapter 23N of the General Laws, as inserted by section 5 of chapter 173 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (c) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
         (c)(1) The commission may obtain a state and national fingerprint-based criminal background check, as authorized by Public Law 92-544, to determine the suitability of any applicant for an operator license under this section and any person who has control of an operator licensee as defined in paragraph (b).
         (2)(i) Fingerprints shall be submitted to the identification section of the department of state police for a state criminal history check and forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check, according to the policies and procedures established by the identification section and by the department of criminal justice information services. Fingerprint submissions may be retained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the state identification section and the department of criminal justice information services to assist the commission to ensure the continued suitability of these licensees and persons subject to criminal background checks under this section. The department of criminal justice information services may disseminate the results of the state and national criminal background checks to commission-authorized commission staff.
         (ii) Notwithstanding subsections 9 and 9 1/2 of section 4 of chapter 151B, if the commission receives information from a fingerprint-based check that does not include a final disposition or is otherwise incomplete, the commission may request that an applicant, including new and renewing applicants, provide additional information to assist the commission in determining the suitability of the individual for licensure, certification, approval or employment.
         (3) The commission may receive all available criminal offender record information, juvenile adjudications and delinquency matters, sealed records and the results of checks of state and national criminal history information databases under said Public Law 92-544. Upon receipt of the results of the state and national criminal background checks, the commission and its authorized staff shall treat the information according to sections 167 to 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereunder regarding criminal offender record information. Information obtained by the commission under this section may be used only for such purposes.
         (4) There shall be a fee charged for fingerprint-based background checks under this section, established by the secretary of administration and finance in consultation with the secretary of public safety and security and the commissioner, to offset the costs of operating and administering a fingerprint-based criminal background check system. The secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of public safety and the commissioner, may increase the fee accordingly if the Federal Bureau of Investigation increases its fingerprint background check service fee. Any fees collected from fingerprinting activity under this chapter shall be deposited into the Fingerprint-Based Background Check Trust Fund established under section 2HHHH of chapter 29.
         (5) Upon receipt of the results of a state and national criminal background check for an applicant, the commissioner shall review the results and determine the suitability of the applicant for said license. Any applicant convicted of any disqualifying offense, as determined by the commission, shall not be licensed.
         (6) The commission may promulgate regulations necessary to carry out this subsection.

SECTION 37. Subsection (a) of section 15 of said chapter 23N, as so inserted, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “year”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and shall not be subject to appropriation.

SECTION 38. Section 17 of said chapter 23N, as so inserted, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- The fund shall not be subject to appropriation.

SECTION 39. Said chapter 23N, as so inserted, is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
         Section 24. (a) Prior to an operator’s disbursement of cash or a prize that is subject to withholding under section 3402 of the Internal Revenue Code, the operator shall review information made available by the IV–D agency, as set forth in chapter 119A, and by the department of revenue to determine if the winner of the cash or prize owes any past-due: (i) child support to the commonwealth or to an individual to whom the IV–D agency is providing services; or (ii) tax liability to the commonwealth.
         (b)(1) If the winner of the cash or prize owes past-due child support or has a past-due tax liability, the operator shall notify the IV–D agency or the commonwealth, as applicable, of the winner’s name, address and social security number.
         (2) Subsequent to statutory state and federal tax withholding, the operator shall first disburse to the IV–D agency the full amount of the cash or prize or such portion of the cash or prize that satisfies the winner’s past-due child support obligation.
         (3) If funds remain available after the disbursement to the IV–D agency or if no such obligation to the IV–D agency is owed, the operator shall disburse to the department of revenue the full amount of the cash or prize or such portion of the cash prize that satisfies the winner’s past-due tax liability.
         (4) The operator shall disburse to the winner only that portion of the prize, if any, remaining after the winner’s past-due child support obligation and the winner’s past-due tax liability have been satisfied.

SECTION 40. Section 1 of chapter 25C of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 13 of chapter 24 of the acts of 2021, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “policy” the following words:- with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, established pursuant to section 6B of chapter 40J.

SECTION 41. Said chapter 25C is hereby further amended by striking out section 9, as inserted by section 15 of said chapter 24, and inserting in place thereof the following section:- Section 9. Consistent with the policies of the Federal Communications Commission, the department shall have authority to request and obtain information and data from providers of advanced telecommunications capability as necessary to identify areas that lack adequate advanced telecommunications capability. Such information and data shall be used to inform work undertaken by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, established pursuant to section 6B of chapter 40J, to facilitate access to and adoption of advanced telecommunications capability in the commonwealth.

SECTION 42. Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2ZZZZZ, as inserted by section 22 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, the following section:-
         Section 2AAAAAA. (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Portable Order for Life Sustaining Treatment Trust Fund. The secretary of health and human services shall be the trustee of the fund and shall expend money from the fund to: (i) develop, implement and operate a program governing the statewide use of a portable order for life-sustaining treatment, in this section referred to as POLST, program administered by the department of elder affairs, pursuant to section 44 of chapter 19A; (ii) support the transition from the use of the medical order for life-sustaining treatment, also known as MOLST, program in the department of public health to the POLST program in the department of elder affairs; (iii) develop, implement and operate a statewide electronic POLST, in this section referred to as ePOLST, program administered by the department of elder affairs; and (iv) provide for any other program purpose related to the transition from MOLST to POLST, or the establishment, maintenance or operation of the POLST or ePOLST program.
         (b) There shall be credited to the fund an amount equal to: (i) any revenues under section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, designated for the purposes described in subsection (a)(ii) any federal financial participation revenues claimed and received by the commonwealth for eligible expenditures made from the fund; (iii) any appropriations or other money authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (iv) interest earned on any money in the fund; and (v) any other grants, premiums, gifts, reimbursements or other contributions received by the commonwealth from any source for or in support of the purposes described in subsection (a).
         (c) Amounts credited to the fund may be expended without further appropriation. For the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the fund may incur expenses, and the comptroller shall certify for payment, amounts not to exceed the most recent revenue estimate as certified by the secretary of elder affairs, as reported in the state accounting system. Any money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in a subsequent fiscal year.

SECTION 43. Section 10 of chapter 40G of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Any documentary materials or data whatsoever made or received by any member or employee of the corporation, and consisting of, or to the extent that such material or data consist of, trade secrets, or commercial or financial information regarding the operation of any business conducted by an applicant for, or recipient of, any form of assistance which the corporation is empowered to render, or regarding the competitive position of such applicant in a particular field of endeavor, shall not be deemed public records of the corporation and shall not be subject to section 10 of chapter 66.

SECTION 44. Chapter 40J of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 6I the following 2 sections:-
         Section 6J. (a) There shall be established within the corporation a Massachusetts cybersecurity center. The purpose of the center shall be to enhance the conditions for economic growth through outreach to the cybersecurity industry cluster in the commonwealth and to foster cybersecurity resiliency through communication, collaboration and outreach with state agencies, municipalities, educational institutions and private partners.
         (b) The center shall carry out the purposes of the fund established in section 4H.
         (c) The center shall be responsible for convening state and local officials and private sector participants to recommend actions needed to address the cybersecurity resiliency of the commonwealth. The center may also convene regional hubs for business development to support cybersecurity entrepreneurs that are establishing innovative technologies to support resiliency.
         (d) The center shall work in collaboration with private sector entities, educational institutions and state and local government to address cybersecurity issues, including, but not limited to: (i) improving the cybersecurity of organizations across the commonwealth, particularly municipalities, small businesses and non-profits, without access to affordable resources to defend against cybersecurity threats and to maintain cyber resiliency; (ii) the shortage of trained workers available to meet the cybersecurity industry’s workforce demands, with a particular focus on increasing the diversity of the cybersecurity workforce; and (iii) the lack of affordable cybersecurity training for employees in all types of businesses.
         Section 6K. (a) There shall be established within the corporation a center for advanced manufacturing. The purpose of the center shall be to support companies engaged in manufacturing in the commonwealth and shall be administered in a manner that considers the needs of manufacturers in all regions of the commonwealth and supports growth in the manufacturing sector statewide. The corporation shall design and implement the activities of the center, in consultation with the secretary of housing and economic development and the Massachusetts advanced manufacturing collaborative established pursuant to section 10B of chapter 23A.
         (b) The center shall facilitate the growth and competitiveness of the advanced manufacturing sector in the commonwealth by: (i) aligning investments and programs with the commonwealth’s priorities for advanced manufacturing; (ii) leveraging existing state and federal programs that support manufacturers to increase the regional impact of advanced manufacturing; (iii) fostering collaboration throughout the manufacturing ecosystem; (iv) aligning programs and investments in support of federal programs to scale critical and secure supply chains; (v) supporting, coordinating and developing advanced manufacturing workforce training programs; and (vi) creating initiatives that advance the commonwealth’s manufacturing plan established pursuant to section 10B of chapter 23A.

SECTION 45. Section 2 of chapter 40R of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Approved starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 46. Said section 2 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 38, the words “or starter home zoning”.

SECTION 47. Said section 2 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 56, the words “or starter home zoning districts”.

SECTION 48. Said section 2 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 78 and 79, the words “or starter home zoning”.

SECTION 49. Said section 2 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 91, the words “under the underlying zoning” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- without the smart growth zoning district.

SECTION 50. Said section 2 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the definitions of “Production bonus payment” to “Starter home zoning district certificate of compliance”, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 3 definitions:-
         “Project”, a proposed residential or mixed-use development within a smart growth zoning district.
         “Smart growth zoning district”, a zoning district adopted by a city or town under this chapter that replaces or is superimposed over 1 or more zoning districts in an eligible location, within which a developer may elect to either develop a project in accordance with requirements of the smart growth zoning district ordinance or by-law, or, where superimposed over 1 or more zoning districts, develop a project in accordance with requirements of the underlying zoning district.
         “Smart growth zoning district certificate of compliance”, a written certification by the department in accordance with section 7.

SECTION 51. Section 3 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2, 8, and in lines 19 and 20, each time they appear, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 52. Said section 3 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 16, the words “or starter home zoning districts”.

SECTION 53. Section 4 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words “or starter home”.

SECTION 54. Said section 4 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 15, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 55. Section 5 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2, 7, 9, and in lines 18 and 19, each time they appear, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 56. Said section 5 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 10, the words “as to smart growth zoning districts only,”.

SECTION 57. Section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 58. Clause (3) of subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence.

SECTION 59. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out clause (5).

SECTION 60. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 40, the figure “(6)” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- (5).

SECTION 61. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out clause (7) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
         (6) A proposed smart growth zoning district shall not be subject to limitation of the issuance of building permits for residential uses or a local moratorium on the issuance of such permits.

SECTION 62. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 56 and 57, the words “(8) A proposed smart growth zoning district or starter home zoning district” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (7) A proposed smart growth zoning district.

SECTION 63. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 70 and 71, the words “(9) Housing in a smart growth zoning district or starter home zoning district” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (8) Housing in a smart growth zoning district.

SECTION 64. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 73 and 74, the words “(10) A proposed smart growth zoning district or starter home zoning district” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (9) A proposed smart growth zoning district.

SECTION 65. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 78 and 79, the words “(11) The aggregate land area of all approved smart growth zoning districts and starter home zoning district” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (10) The aggregate land area of all approved smart growth zoning districts.

SECTION 66. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 84, the figure “(12)” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- (11).

SECTION 67. Said subsection (a) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 88 and 89, the words “(13) A proposed smart growth zoning district or starter home zoning district” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (12) A proposed smart growth zoning district.

SECTION 68. Subsection (b) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- A smart growth zoning district ordinance or by-law may modify or eliminate the city or town’s dimensional standards in order to support desired densities, mix of uses and physical character.

SECTION 69. Said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 101 and 102, 103, 105 and 106, 110 and 111, 116 and 117, 122, 125 and 126, 131, 149 and 150, and in lines 165 and 166, each time they appear, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 70. Subsection (c) of said section 6 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence.

SECTION 71. Section 7 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3 and 4, the words “or starter home zoning district certificate of compliance, as applicable,”.

SECTION 72. Said section 7 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 9, the words “or a starter home zoning district, as applicable”.

SECTION 73. Clause (4) of subsection (a) of said section 7 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 16 and 17, the words “or starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law, as applicable,”.

SECTION 74. Said section 7 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 29 and 30, the words “or starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law, as applicable,”.

SECTION 75. Section 8 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 7 and 11, each time they appear, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 76. Section 9 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2, 16 and 17 and 20, each time they appear, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 77. Said section 9 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 24 to 26, inclusive, the words “and a one-time production bonus payment to each city or town with an approved starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 78. Said section 9 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 27 to 29, inclusive, the words “and $3,000 for each housing unit of new construction created in the starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 79. Said section 9 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 38, the words “or starter home zoning districts”.

SECTION 80. Section 10 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5 and in lines 21 and 22, in each instance, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 81. Said section 10 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 12, the words “In a smart growth zoning district, the” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- The.

SECTION 82. Section 11 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2, 12, 18, 71, 76 and in lines 130 and 131, each time they appear, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 83. Section 12 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words “and starter home zoning district programs” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- program.

SECTION 84. Said section 12 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 7 and 8, the words “or starter home zoning districts”.

SECTION 85. Said section 12 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 14 and 15, the words “and starter home zoning districts”.

SECTION 86. Said section 12 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 16 and in lines 23 and 24, each time they appear, the words “and one-time production bonus payments”.

SECTION 87. Section 14 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, 5 and 6, 8, 15 and 16, and 24, each time they appear, the words “or starter home zoning district”.

SECTION 88. Said section 14 of said chapter 40R, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 21 and 22, the words “or starter home zoning”.

SECTION 89. The General Laws are hereby further amended by inserting after chapter 40X the following chapter:-

CHAPTER 40Y.
STARTER HOME ZONING DISTRICTS

          Section 1. As used in this chapter, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:
          “Department”, the department of housing and community development.
          “Developable land area”, that area within an approved starter home zoning district that can be feasibly developed into residential or mixed-use developments determined in accordance with regulations of the department; provided, however, that developable land area shall not include: (i) land area that is already substantially developed, including existing parks and dedicated, perpetual open space within such substantially developed land area; (ii) open space designated by the city or town as provided in section 4; or (iii) areas exceeding 1/2 acre of contiguous land that are unsuitable for development because of topographic features or for environmental reasons, such as wetlands; and provided further, that developable land area may include the land area occupied by or associated with underutilized residential, commercial, industrial or institutional buildings or uses that have the potential to be recycled or converted into residential or mixed-use developments as determined in accordance with the regulations of the department.
          “Historic district”, a local historic district established under chapter 40C.
          “Open space”, shall include, but not be limited to, land to protect existing and future well fields, aquifers and recharge areas, watershed land, agricultural land, grasslands, fields, forest land, fresh and saltwater marshes and other wetlands, ocean, river, stream, lake and pond frontage, beaches, dunes and other coastal lands, lands to protect scenic vistas, land for wildlife or nature preserve and land for recreational use.
          “Plan approval authority”, a board or other unit of municipal government designated by the city or town to conduct site plan review of proposed starter home projects.
          “Production bonus payment”, a 1-time payment to a municipality from the trust fund for each starter home created in a starter home zoning district.
          “Starter home”, a single-family home not exceeding 1,850 square feet of heated living area.
          “Starter home zoning district”, a base or overlay zoning district adopted in a municipal zoning ordinance or by-law that complies with the requirements of section 3.
          “Sustainable development standards”, provisions in the zoning ordinance or by-law, including, but not limited to, requirements that new development projects: (i) minimize site disturbance and permanently preserve undeveloped open space to the greatest extent practicable; and (ii) collect and manage storm water runoff in accordance with low impact development practices.
          “Trust fund”, the Smart Growth Housing Trust Fund, established by section 35AA of chapter 10.
          “Zoning incentive payment”, a 1-time payment to a municipality from the trust fund payable upon the municipality’s adoption, and the department’s approval, of an approved starter home zoning district.
          Section 2. (a) In its zoning ordinance or by-law, a city or town may adopt a starter home zoning district in any area deemed suitable by the city or town. A starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law, or any amendment thereto or repeal thereof, shall be adopted in accordance with section 5 of chapter 40A; provided, that the ordinance or by-law, or any amendment thereto or repeal thereof, shall be enacted by a simple majority vote of the members of the town council, or of the city council where there is a commission form of government or a single branch, or of each branch where there are 2 branches, or by a simple majority vote of a town meeting.
          (b) Prior to the adoption of a proposed starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law, a city or town shall request a preliminary determination by the department as to whether the proposed starter home zoning district will comply with the requirements of this chapter. A request for a preliminary determination of eligibility shall be submitted by the chief executive of a city or town on a form prescribed by the department, and shall include: (i) the boundaries of the proposed starter home zoning district; (ii) a map and description of the developable land area within the proposed starter home zoning district; (iii) a copy of the proposed starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law; (iv) narrative and exhibits as needed to establish the elements set forth in section 3; and (v) any additional information the department may require in order to make a preliminary determination of eligibility. The department shall respond to such a request within 45 days of receipt of all information required to make such a preliminary determination of compliance.
          (c) After the adoption of a proposed starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law, the city or town shall request from the department a final approval of the starter home zoning district. The department shall issue a final approval upon finding that the starter home zoning district as adopted complies with the requirements of this chapter, subject to any conditions imposed by the department as a condition of its approval. The department’s final approval shall be required prior to the disbursement of a zoning incentive payment as set forth in section 6.
          (d) The city or town shall provide written notice to the department not less than 45 days before a vote taken to adopt any amendment to the zoning ordinance or by-law as it applies to an approved starter home zoning district. Such notice shall state the number of starter homes that have been built within the district since its adoption and shall include an evaluation of the number of projected starter homes, if any, that will remain developable within the starter home district after the adoption of the proposed amendment.
          Section 3. A starter home zoning district shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
          (1) Starter homes shall be a use permitted as of right at a density of not fewer than 4 units per acre of developable land area. No other single-family residential uses shall be permitted as of right or by special permit in the starter home zoning district, except the zoning ordinance or by-law may permit construction of an accessory dwelling unit of not more than 600 square feet on the same lot as a starter home. Accessory commercial and other non-residential uses may be allowed in a starter home district with the approval of the department.
          (2) Each starter home zoning district shall incorporate sustainable development standards that apply to all starter home developments.
          (3) Not less than 50 per cent of the starter homes to be developed in a proposed starter home zoning district, excluding accessory dwelling units, shall contain not fewer than 3 bedrooms.
          (4) The zoning ordinance or by-law for each proposed starter home zoning district shall provide that, for any proposed development of more than 12 starter homes, not less than 10 per cent of said starter homes shall be affordable to and occupied by individuals and families whose annual income is less than 110 per cent of the area median income as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The zoning ordinance or by-law shall specify the mechanism by which the city or town will ensure a project complies with such affordability requirements, when applicable, and may require the execution and recording of an affordable housing restriction, as defined in section 31 of chapter 184.
          (5) A proposed starter home zoning district shall not be subject to limitation of the issuance of building permits for residential uses or a local moratorium on the issuance of such permits. In addition, a proposed starter home zoning district shall not be subject to any municipal environmental or health ordinances, by-laws or regulations that exceed applicable requirements of state law or regulation and would render the development contemplated under the application for such district infeasible, as determined by the department.
          (6) A starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law shall not impose restrictions on age or any other occupancy restrictions on the district as a whole or any portion thereof or project therein.
          (7) Housing in a starter home zoning district shall comply with federal, state and local fair housing laws.
          (8) The total land area of all starter home zoning districts in a city or town shall not exceed 15 per cent of the total land area in the city or town. Upon request, the department may approve a larger land area if such approval serves the goals and objectives of this chapter.
          Section 4. (a) The starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law may require individual projects to design site plans in a manner that preserves developable land area as open space; provided, that the zoning ordinance or by-law shall allow for 4 starter homes per acre, including the developable land area preserved as open space. The zoning ordinance or by-law may provide for such open space to be preserved through a conservation restriction as defined in section 31 of chapter 184, by the grant of an easement or restriction to the municipal conservation commission or by such other means as is authorized by general or special law.
          (b) A local historic district may overlap with a starter home zoning district in whole or in part; provided, that the local historic district shall not render the city or town noncompliant with this chapter, as determined by the department.
          (c) The zoning ordinance or by-law applicable to a starter home zoning district may include reasonable design standards applicable to individual starter home projects, to ensure that the physical character of development within the starter home zoning district is complementary to adjacent buildings and structures. Such standards may address the scale and proportions of buildings, the alignment, the width and grade of streets and sidewalks, the type and location of infrastructure, the location of building and garage entrances, off-street parking, the protection of significant natural site features, the location and design of on-site open spaces, exterior signs and buffering in relation to adjacent properties. A design standard shall not be adopted if it will add unreasonable costs to starter home developments or unreasonably impair the economic feasibility of proposed starter home projects.
          (d) The starter home zoning district zoning ordinance or by-law may provide for site plan review of proposed starter home projects; provided, however, that such review shall be consistent with and subject to the following limitations:
          (1) The starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law may require the applicant to pay for reasonable consulting fees to provide peer review of the applications for the benefit of the plan approval authority; provided, that fees shall be held by the municipality in a separate interest-bearing account and used solely for expenses associated with the review of the development application by outside consultants. Any surplus remaining after the completion of such review, including any interest accrued, shall be returned to the applicant.
          (2) The starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law may provide for the referral of the plan to municipal officers, agencies or boards other than the plan approval authority for comment; provided, that any such board, agency or officer shall provide any comments to the plan approval authority within 60 days of its receipt of a copy of the plan.
          (3) Notwithstanding any provision in the zoning code or by-law to the contrary, the decision of the plan approval authority shall be made, and a written notice of the decision filed with the city or town clerk, not later than 120 days after the receipt of a complete application by the city or town clerk, unless such timeframe for decision is extended by written agreement between the applicant and the plan approval authority. Failure of the plan approval authority to take action within said 120 days or extended time, if applicable, shall be deemed to be an approval of the plan. An applicant who seeks approval of a plan by reason of the failure of the plan approval authority to act within said 120 days shall notify the city or town clerk, in writing, within 14 days after the expiration of said 120 days or extended time, if applicable. Such notice to the city or town clerk shall specify relevant details of the application timeline demonstrating the lack of decision by the plan approval authority.
          (4) Notwithstanding any provision of the starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law to the contrary, the plan approval authority may approve a site plan subject only to those conditions that are necessary to: (i) ensure substantial compliance of the proposed project with the requirements of the starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law; (ii) ensure public safety or the safety of persons living in or visiting the proposed project; or (iii) mitigate any extraordinary adverse impacts of the project on nearby properties.
          (5) The department may establish additional standards or limitations for site plan review pursuant to this section.
          Section 5. Not less than once annually, on or before a date specified by the department, each city or town with 1 or more approved starter home zoning districts shall submit to the department the following information:
          (1) whether the city or town has repealed or amended, or proposed to amend or repeal, any of the requirements applicable to the starter home zoning district or districts;
          (2) whether there are any pending proposals to construct starter homes within the starter home zoning district or districts; and
          (3) whether any starter homes have been constructed within the starter home zoning district or districts, and if so, whether those projects comply with the zoning requirements applicable to the district or districts.
          Section 6. Subject to any conditions imposed by the department as a condition of approving a starter home zoning district, each city or town with an approved starter home zoning district shall be entitled to a 1-time zoning incentive payment upon approval of the district by the department in accordance with the schedule set forth in subsection (a) of section 9 of chapter 40R and a production bonus payment of $3,000 for each starter home created in the starter home zoning district.
          Section 7. (a) The department may revoke its approval of an approved starter home zoning district if, at any time, the department determines that:
          (1) a city or town with an approved starter home zoning district has not complied with the requirements of this chapter;
          (2) the zoning applicable to an approved starter home zoning district no longer complies with the requirements of this chapter;
          (3) the zoning applicable to an approved starter home zoning district has been amended in such a way that reduces the number of starter homes that can be developed within the starter home zoning district; or
          (4) no building permits have been issued for any starter homes within the starter home zoning district within 5 years from the date of the department’s approval of the district.
The department may revoke the approval of an approved starter home zoning district only after conducting a hearing in accordance with chapter 30A unless the municipality waives its right to such a hearing in writing. The department’s revocation of approval shall not affect the validity of the starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law, as applicable, or the application of such ordinance or by-law to land, development or proposed development within the starter home zoning district.
          (b) If the department revokes its approval of an approved starter home zoning district, the affected city or town shall repay to the department the zoning incentive payment, or such portion thereof as the department may specify. All monies repaid to the department under this section shall be credited to the funding source from which the payment originated.
          Section 8. The department may promulgate regulations for the administration and enforcement of this chapter.

SECTION 90. Section 2 of chapter 61 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 40, the word “October” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- December.

SECTION 91. Said section 2 of said chapter 61, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the seventh paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:- If, in the judgment of the assessors, land which is classified as forest land or which is the subject of an application for such classification is not being managed under a program, is being used for purposes incompatible with forest production or does not otherwise qualify under this chapter, the assessors may, not later than February 1 in any year, file an appeal in writing, which shall be sent by certified mail, to the state forester requesting a denial of the application or, in the case of classified forest land, requesting removal of the land from such classification. The appeal shall state the reasons for the request. A copy of the appeal shall be sent by the assessors by certified mail to the owner of the land. Not later than December 1 of any year, the state forester may initiate a proceeding to remove the land from classification and shall send notice of the action by certified mail to the assessors and the owner of the land. The state forester may deny the owner’s application, may withdraw all or part of the land from classification or may grant the application, imposing terms and conditions that the state forester deems reasonable to carry out this chapter and shall notify the assessors and the owner of that decision not later than March 1 of the following year. If the owner or the assessors are aggrieved by a decision of the state forester, the aggrieved party may, not later than June 15, submit a notice of appeal to the state forester. Not later than 30 days after receipt of a notice of appeal from an aggrieved party, the state forester shall convene a panel in the region in which the land is located. The panel shall consist of 3 persons, 1 of whom shall be selected by the state forester, 1 of whom shall be selected by the assessors and 1 of whom shall be selected jointly by the state forester and the assessors. The panel shall give written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing to the parties by certified mail not less than 7 days before the date of that hearing. The panel shall provide written notice to the parties, of its decision not later than 10 days after the adjournment of the hearing. Decisions of the panel shall be by majority vote of its members. If the owner or the assessors are aggrieved by a decision of the panel, the aggrieved party may, not later than 45 days after receipt of the decision, petition the superior court in the county in which the land is located for a review of the decision pursuant to chapter 30A or petition the appellate tax board pursuant to chapter 58A; provided, however, that the land shall not be classified or withdrawn from classification until the final determination of the petition. The state forester may adopt such regulations as the state forester deems necessary to administer this chapter.

SECTION 92. Chapter 61A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 6, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:- Section 6. The eligibility of land for valuation, assessment and taxation pursuant to section 4 shall be determined separately for each tax year. An application for eligibility shall be submitted to the board of assessors in the city or town in which the land is situated by not later than December 1 preceding each tax year for which the valuation, assessment and taxation are being sought, and once submitted, the application shall not be withdrawn. An application shall be made on a form prescribed by the commissioner of revenue and provided to applicants by the board of assessors. The form shall provide for the reporting of information pertinent to this chapter and to Article XCIX of the Amendments to the Constitution of the commonwealth and for certification by the applicant that the applicant will immediately, but not later than December 1 of the following year, notify the board of assessors in writing of any subsequently developing circumstance within the applicant’s control or knowledge which may cause a change in use of the land covered by the form. An application submitted pursuant to this section for leased land shall be accompanied by a written statement of the lessee’s intent to use the land for the purposes in the application and shall be signed by the lessee. The landowner shall certify under the penalties of perjury, in a manner prescribed by the commissioner, that the information in the landowner’s application is true. If the application is allowed pursuant to section 9, the classification of the land as actively devoted to agricultural, horticultural or agricultural and horticultural use shall take effect on January 1 preceding the beginning of the tax year to which the application relates and taxation pursuant to this chapter shall commence with that tax year.

SECTION 93. Section 7 of said chapter 61A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 3, the words “October first and June thirtieth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 1 and June 30.

SECTION 94. Said chapter 61A is hereby further amended by striking out section 8, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
          Section 8. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, in any tax year for which a city or town has undertaken and completed a program of revaluation of all property in that city or town and the commissioner of revenue has certified that the revalued property is assessed by the board of assessors at full and fair cash valuation, applications by landowners for the valuation, assessment and taxation of their lands on the basis of being actively devoted to agricultural, horticultural or agricultural and horticultural use that are filed with the board of assessors by not later than the last day for filing an application for abatement of the tax assessed on the new valuation, shall be deemed to have been timely made for the tax year of the revaluation program. If the application is approved and the lands qualify for valuation, assessment and taxation as lands maintained for recreational use in that tax year, the portion of any tax assessed for that year which is in excess of the tax that would have been assessed on the lands, if the application had been timely made and approved, shall be abated.

SECTION 95. Section 14 of said chapter 61A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 113 to 116, inclusive, the words “no less than 70 per cent of the land in use as forest land as defined in section 1, as agricultural and horticultural land as defined in sections 1 and 2 of chapter 61A or as recreation” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- not less than 70 per cent of the land in use as forest land as defined in section 1 of chapter 61, as land in agricultural or horticultural use as defined in sections 1 and 2 or as recreational.

SECTION 96. Chapter 61B of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 3, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
         Section 3. The eligibility of land for valuation, assessment and taxation pursuant to this chapter shall be determined separately for each tax year. An application for eligibility shall be submitted to the board of assessors in the city or town in which the land is situated by not later than December 1 of the preceding tax year for which the valuation, assessment and taxation is being sought. The application shall be made on a form prescribed by the commissioner of revenue and provided to applicants by the board of assessors. The form shall provide for the reporting of information pertinent to this chapter and for certification by the applicant that the applicant will immediately, but not later than the December 1 of the following year, notify the board of assessors in writing of any subsequent circumstance within the applicant’s control or knowledge which may cause a change in use of the land covered by the form. An application submitted pursuant to this section for leased land shall be accompanied by a written statement of the lessee’s intent to use the land for the purposes in the application and shall be signed by the lessee. The landowner shall certify under the penalties of perjury, in a manner prescribed by the commissioner, that the information in the landowner’s application is true. If the application is allowed pursuant to section 6, the classification of the land as recreational land shall take effect on January 1 preceding the beginning of the tax year to which the application relates and taxation pursuant to this chapter shall commence with that tax year.

SECTION 97. Section 4 of said chapter 61B, as so appearing. is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the words “October first and June thirtieth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 1 and June 30.

SECTION 98. Said chapter 61B is hereby further amended by striking out section 5, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
         Section 5. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, in any tax year for which a city or town has undertaken and completed a program of revaluation of all property in that city or town and the commissioner of revenue has certified that revalued property is assessed by the board of assessors at full and fair cash valuation, applications by landowners for the valuation, assessment and taxation of their lands on the basis of being maintained in recreational use, if filed with the board of assessors by not later than the last day for filing an application for abatement of the tax assessed on the new valuation, shall be deemed to have been timely made for the tax year of the revaluation program. If the application is approved and the lands qualify for valuation, assessment and taxation as lands actively devoted to agricultural, horticultural or agricultural and horticultural use in that tax year, the portion of a tax assessed for that year which is in excess of the tax which would have been assessed on the lands if the application had been timely made and approved, shall be abated.

SECTION 99. Section 6 of said chapter 61B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 13, the words “a disallowance” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- an allowance.

SECTION 100. Section 9 of said chapter 61B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the eighteenth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
         The assignment shall be for the purpose of maintaining not less than 70 per cent of the land in use as forest land as defined in section 1 of chapter 61, as agricultural and horticultural land as described in sections 1 and 2 of chapter 61A or as recreation land as described in section 1 of this chapter and the assignee shall not develop a greater proportion of the land than was proposed by the developer whose offer gave rise to the assignment. All land other than land that is to be developed shall then be bound by a permanent deed restriction that meets the requirements of chapter 184.

SECTION 101. Subsection (aa) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 7 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (1) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
          (1) An employer engaged in business in the commonwealth that is not a business corporation subject to the excise under chapter 63 and employs not more than 100 employees may be allowed a credit equal to $2,000 for each member of the Massachusetts national guard hired by the employer. A business that is eligible for and claims the credit allowed under this subsection in a taxable year shall be eligible for a second credit of $2,000 in the subsequent taxable year with respect to such member of the Massachusetts national guard, subject to certification of continued employment by the employer to the Massachusetts office of business development during the subsequent taxable year.

SECTION 102. Said subsection (aa) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so inserted, is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 paragraphs:-
         (6) The Massachusetts office of business development, in consultation with the commissioner, shall authorize, administer and determine eligibility for the tax credit pursuant to this subsection and section 38KK of chapter 63 and shall allocate the credit in accordance with the standards and requirements set forth in regulations promulgated pursuant to this subsection.
         (7) The Massachusetts office of business development, in consultation with the commissioner, shall promulgate regulations establishing an application process for the credit; provided, however, that the credit shall be authorized for all eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis; provided, that the $1,000,000 limit on the total cumulative value of the credits authorized annually set forth in subparagraph (5) shall not be exceeded.

SECTION 103. Said section 6 of said chapter 62 is hereby further amended by striking out subsections (aa) and (bb), as inserted by section 44 of chapter 179 of the acts of 2022, and inserting in place thereof the following 2 subsections:-
         (bb)(1) A taxpayer, to the extent authorized by the offshore wind tax incentive program established in subsection (d) of section 8A of chapter 23J, may be allowed a refundable jobs credit against the tax liability imposed under this chapter in an amount determined by the Massachusetts clean energy technology center established in section 2 of said chapter 23J, in consultation with the department of revenue.
         (2) A taxpayer taking a credit under this subsection shall commit to the creation of not less than 50 net new permanent full-time employees in the commonwealth.
         (3) A credit allowed under this subsection shall reduce the liability of the taxpayer under this chapter for the taxable year. If a credit claimed under this subsection by a taxpayer exceeds the taxpayer’s liability as otherwise determined under this chapter for the taxable year, 90 per cent of such excess credit, to the extent authorized by the offshore wind tax incentive program, shall be refundable to the taxpayer. Excess credit amounts shall not be carried forward to other taxable years.
         (4) The department of revenue shall issue the refundable portion of the jobs credit without further appropriation and in accordance with the cumulative amount, including the current year costs of incentives allowed in previous years, which shall not exceed $35,000,000 annually as set forth in subsection (d) of section 8A of chapter 23J.
         (5) The credit under this subsection shall be attributed on a pro rata basis to the owners, partners or members of the legal entity entitled to the credit under this subsection and shall be allowed as a credit against the tax due under this chapter from such owners, partners or members in a manner determined by the commissioner.
         (cc)(1) As used in this subsection, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:
         “Capital investment”, expenses incurred for the site preparation and construction, repair, renovation, improvement or equipping of a building, structure, facility or other improvements to real property, including, but not limited to, site-related utility and transportation infrastructure improvements.
         “Center”, the Massachusetts clean energy technology center established in section 2 of chapter 23J.
         “Certified offshore wind company”, as defined in section 1 of chapter 23J.
         “Offshore wind facility”, any building, complex of buildings or structural components of buildings, including water access infrastructure, and all machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing, assembly, development or administration of component parts that are primarily used to support the offshore wind industry.
         “Owner”, a taxpayer subject to tax under this chapter that: (i) holds title to an offshore wind facility; or (ii) ground leases the land underlying the facility for at least 50 years.
         “Tenant”, a taxpayer subject to tax under this chapter that is a lessee in an offshore wind facility.
         (2) An owner or tenant, to the extent authorized by the offshore wind tax incentive program established in section 8A of chapter 23J, may take a refundable credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter in an amount, as determined by the center, of up to 50 per cent of its total capital investment in an offshore wind facility. The total amount of tax credit awarded pursuant to this subsection shall be distributed in equal parts over the 5 taxable years that correspond to the period in which the owner or tenant is certified pursuant to said section 8A of said chapter 23J.
         (3) An owner shall be eligible for a tax credit authorized under this subsection if the owner demonstrates to the center that: (i) the owner is a certified offshore wind company; (ii) the owner’s total capital investment in the offshore wind facility equals not less than $35,000,000; and (iii) the offshore wind facility will employ not less than 200 new full-time employees by the fifth year of the owner’s certification period under section 8A of chapter 23J. Upon verification, the center shall provide this information to the department of revenue for the purpose of administering the credit.
         (4) A tenant shall be eligible for a tax credit authorized pursuant to this subsection if the tenant demonstrates to the center that: (i) the tenant is a certified offshore wind company; (ii) the owner has made a total capital investment in the facility that equals not less than $35,000,000; (iii) the tenant occupies a leased area of the offshore wind facility that represents not less than 25 per cent of the owner’s capital investment in the facility; and (iv) the tenant will employ, in the aggregate with other tenants at the offshore wind facility, not less than 200 full-time employees by the fifth year of the tenant’s certification period pursuant to section 8A of chapter 23J. Upon verification, the center will provide this information to the department of revenue for the purpose of administering the credit. The amount of tax credits awarded to a tenant under this subsection for a taxable year shall not exceed the tenant’s total lease payments for occupancy of the offshore wind facility for the taxable year.
         (5) An owner or tenant taking a credit authorized in this subsection shall not take the credits authorized in subsections (g) or (bb) in the same taxable year.
         (6) The department of revenue shall issue the refundable portion of the credit without further appropriation and in accordance with the cumulative amount, including the current year costs of incentives allowed in previous years, which shall not exceed $35,000,000 annually as set forth in subsection (d) of section 8A of chapter 23J.
         (7) The credit under this subsection shall be attributed on a pro rata basis to the owners, partners or members of the legal entity entitled to the credit under this subsection and shall be allowed as a credit against the tax due under this chapter from such owners, partners or members in a manner determined by the commissioner.
         (8) The department of revenue shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to administer the credit established in this subsection.

SECTION 104. Section 38KK of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 8 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
         (a) A business corporation with not more than 100 employees may be allowed a credit against its excise due under this chapter in an amount equal to $2,000 for each member of the Massachusetts national guard hired by the business corporation. A business corporation that is eligible for and claims the credit allowed under this section in a taxable year with respect to a member of the Massachusetts national guard shall be eligible for a second credit of $2,000 in the subsequent taxable year with respect to such member of the Massachusetts national guard, subject to certification of continued employment by the employer to the Massachusetts office of business development during the subsequent taxable year.

SECTION 105. Said section 38KK of said chapter 63, as so inserted, is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 subsections:-
         (f) The Massachusetts office of business development, in consultation with the commissioner, shall authorize, administer and determine eligibility for the tax credit pursuant to this section and subsection (aa) of section 6 of chapter 62 and allocate the credit in accordance with the standards and requirements set forth in regulations promulgated pursuant to this section.
         (g) The Massachusetts office of business development, in consultation with the commissioner, shall promulgate regulations establishing an application process for the credit; provided, that the credit shall be authorized for all eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis; and provided further, that the $1,000,000 limit on the total cumulative value of the credits authorized annually set forth in subsection (e) shall not be exceeded.

SECTION 106. Said chapter 63 is hereby further amended by striking out sections 38KK and 38LL, as inserted by section 45 of chapter 179 of the acts of 2022, and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-
         Section 38LL. (a)(1) A corporation subject to tax under this chapter, to the extent authorized by the offshore wind tax incentive program established in subsection (d) of section 8A of chapter 23J, may be allowed a refundable jobs credit against the tax liability imposed under this chapter in an amount determined by the Massachusetts clean energy technology center established in section 2 of said chapter 23J, in consultation with the department of revenue.
         (2) A corporation taking a credit under this section shall commit to the creation of not less than of 50 net new permanent full-time employees in the commonwealth.
         (3) A credit allowed under this section shall reduce the liability of the corporation under this chapter for the taxable year. If a credit claimed under this section by a corporation exceeds the corporation’s liability as otherwise determined under this chapter for the taxable year, 90 per cent of such excess credit, to the extent authorized by the offshore wind tax incentive program, shall be refundable to the corporation. Excess credit amounts shall not be carried forward to other taxable years.
         (4) The department of revenue shall issue the refundable portion of the jobs credit without further appropriation and in accordance with the cumulative amount, including the current year costs of incentives allowed in previous years, which shall not exceed $35,000,000 annually as set forth in subsection (d) of section 8A of chapter 23J. Section 38MM. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:-
         “Capital investment”, expenses incurred for the site preparation and construction, repair, renovation, improvement or equipping of a building, structure, facility or other improvements to real property, including, but not limited to, site-related utility and transportation infrastructure improvements.
         “Center”, the Massachusetts clean energy technology center established in section 2 of chapter 23J.
         “Certified offshore wind company”, as defined in section 1 of chapter 23J.
         “Offshore wind facility”, any building, complex of buildings or structural components of buildings, including water access infrastructure, and all machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing, assembly, development or administration of component parts that are primarily used to support the offshore wind industry.
         “Owner”, a taxpayer subject to tax under this chapter that: (i) is a corporation that holds title to an offshore wind facility; or (ii) ground leases the land underlying an offshore wind facility for at least 50 years.
         “Tenant”, a taxpayer subject to tax under this chapter that is a lessee in an offshore wind facility.
         (b) An owner or tenant, to the extent authorized by the offshore wind tax incentive program established in section 8A of chapter 23J, may take a refundable credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter in an amount, as determined by the center, of up to 50 per cent of its total capital investment in an offshore wind facility. The total amount of tax credit awarded pursuant to this section shall be distributed in equal parts over the 5 taxable years that correspond to the period in which the owner or tenant is certified pursuant to said section 8A of said chapter 23J.
         (c) An owner shall be eligible for a tax credit authorized under this section if the owner demonstrates to the center that: (i) the owner is a certified offshore wind company; (ii) the owner’s total capital investment in the offshore wind facility equals not less than $35,000,000; and (iii) the offshore wind facility will employ not less than 200 new full-time employees by the fifth year of the owner’s certification period under section 8A of chapter 23J. Upon verification, the center will provide this information to the department of revenue for the purpose of administering the credit.
         (d) A tenant shall be eligible for a tax credit authorized pursuant to this section if the tenant demonstrates to the center that: (i) the tenant is a certified offshore wind company; (ii) the owner has made a total capital investment in the facility that equals not less than $35,000,000; (iii) the tenant occupies a leased area of the offshore wind facility that represents not less than 25 per cent of the owner’s capital investment in the facility; and (iv) the tenant will employ, in the aggregate with other tenants at the offshore wind facility, not less than 200 full-time employees by the fifth year of the tenant’s certification period under section 8A of chapter 23J. Upon verification, the center will provide this information to the department of revenue for the purpose of administering the credit. The amount of tax credits awarded under this section to a tenant for a taxable year shall not exceed the tenant’s total lease payments for occupancy of the offshore wind facility for the taxable year.
         (e) An owner or tenant taking a credit authorized in this section shall not take the credits authorized in sections 38N or 38LL in the same taxable year.
         (f) The department of revenue shall issue the refundable portion of the credit without further appropriation and in accordance with the cumulative amount, including the current year costs of incentives allowed in previous years, which shall not exceed $35,000,000 annually as set forth in subsection (d) of section 8A of chapter 23J.
         (g) The department of revenue shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to administer the credit established in this section.

SECTION 107. Section 2 of chapter 64N of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 5 of chapter 180 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph.

SECTION 108. Section 5 of said chapter 64N, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-          Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, all monies received by the commonwealth equal to 1 per cent of the total sales price of the sale of marijuana or marijuana products from that portion of the excise imposed by section 2 from a marijuana retailer that is a social equity business, as defined in section 1 of chapter 94G, shall, not less than quarterly, be distributed, credited and paid by the state treasurer upon certification of the commissioner to each city or town that has at least 1 marijuana retailer that is a social equity business, in proportion to the amount of the sums received from the sale of marijuana or marijuana products by any such marijuana retailer in the city or town. Any city or town seeking to dispute the commissioner’s calculation of its distribution under this paragraph shall notify the commissioner, in writing, not later than 1 year from the date the money was distributed by the commissioner to the city or town.

SECTION 109. Section 16 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 152, the word “five” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 25.

SECTION 110. Chapter 94C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 19D the following section:-
         Section 19E. (a) As used in this section and unless the context clearly requires otherwise, “COVID-19 control measure” shall mean a COVID-19 drug, COVID-19 test or other COVID-19 diagnostic device approved or otherwise authorized by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
         (b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner or an actively practicing physician who currently prescribes a COVID-19 drug, is designated by the commissioner and is registered to prescribe or dispense a controlled substance in the course of professional practice under section 7 may issue a standing order that may be used for a licensed pharmacist to dispense a COVID-19 control measure. A standing order issued pursuant to this section shall include, but not be limited to, written standardized procedures or protocols developed by the commissioner, in collaboration with an actively practicing physician who currently prescribes a COVID-19 drug. Such procedures and protocols shall be consistent with the federal Food and Drug Administration’s revised Emergency Use Authorization for Paxlovid issued July 6, 2022 and declarations issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under the federal Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act.
         (c) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a pharmacist may dispense a COVID-19 control measure in accordance with a standing order issued under subsection (b); provided, however, that before dispensing a COVID-19 drug authorized under this section, a pharmacist shall complete a training program approved by the commissioner on COVID-19 drugs that shall include, but not be limited to, evaluation of the patient’s medical history and relevant records including recent reports of laboratory blood work to review for kidney or liver problems, clinical considerations relative to contraindications with commonly prescribed medications, recommendations for clinical monitoring for side effects and appropriate recommendation that the patient follow up with a medical practitioner.
         (d) A pharmacist who dispenses a COVID-19 control measure in accordance with a standing order issued under subsection (b) shall, upon request, report to the department on the doses, tests or devices dispensed. Reports shall be confidential and shall not constitute a public record under clause Twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4. The department shall publish an annual report that includes aggregate information about the dispensing of COVID-19 control measures in the commonwealth.
         (e) A pharmacist who dispenses a COVID-19 control measure pursuant to this section shall, for the purposes of health insurance billing and cost-sharing, treat the transaction as the dispensing of a prescription to the person purchasing the COVID-19 control measure in accordance with the standing order. Unless the person purchasing the COVID-19 control measure requests to pay for the prescription out-of-pocket, the pharmacist shall make a reasonable effort to identify the purchaser’s insurance coverage and submit a claim for the COVID-19 control measure to the insurance carrier prior to dispensing the COVID-19 control measure.
         (f) Except for an act of gross negligence or willful misconduct, the commissioner or a physician who issues a statewide standing order under subsection (b) and any pharmacist who, acting in good faith, directly or through the standing order, dispenses a COVID-19 control measure in accordance with a standing order issued under said subsection (b) shall not be subject to any criminal or civil liability or any professional disciplinary action.
         (g) The department, the board of registration in medicine and the board of registration in pharmacy may promulgate regulations to implement this section.

SECTION 111. Clause (xxxvi) of subsection (a½) of section 4 of chapter 94G of the General Laws, as inserted by section 15 of chapter 180 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out the words “section 3; and” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- section 3;.

SECTION 112. Clause (xxxvii) of said subsection (a½) of said section 4 of said chapter 94G, as so inserted, is hereby amended by striking out the words “standards.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- standards; and

SECTION 113. Said subsection (a½) of said section 4 of said chapter 94G, as most recently amended by said section 15 of said chapter 180, is hereby further amended by adding the following clause:-
         (xxxviii) procedures and policies for the commission to provide the department of revenue with a list of businesses that qualify as social equity businesses to facilitate the department of revenue’s timely certification of the amounts required to be distributed, credited and paid to cities and towns pursuant to section 5 of chapter 64N.

SECTION 114. Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 27D the following 2 sections:-
         Section 27E. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
         “Department”, the department of public health.
         “Registered sanitarian”, a sanitarian who has been duly registered by the department and who maintains such active registration.
         “Sanitarian”, a person with broad basic education, experience in the physical, biological and social sciences, supplemented by specialization in the field of sanitary sciences and technology, and who is qualified to carry out instructional and inspectional duties and enforce the laws in the field of environmental sanitation.
         (b) The department shall establish requirements for the registration of sanitarians in the commonwealth. The department shall prescribe the duties and qualifications of a registered sanitarian and shall develop a process and application for registration as a sanitarian. The department shall establish minimum standards for educational qualifications of applicants. A person who desires to be registered as a sanitarian and who meets this educational qualification shall complete an application, on a form to be prescribed and furnished by the department and shall include with such application proof of satisfactory education, training and experience to meet the requirements for certification and proof of having passed such licensing examination as approved or administered by the department. The application shall include an examination, the sufficiency of which is to be determined by the department. The application shall be accompanied by a registration fee to be determined by the secretary of administration and finance under section 3B of chapter 7. If the applicant is determined qualified by the department, the applicant shall be registered by the department as a sanitarian, with the right to use the title registered sanitarian and the letters “R.S.”
         (c) Such registration shall expire at the end of the calendar year and may be renewed not later than January 15 of the following year; provided, however, that a person seeking such renewal shall provide evidence of such continuing education as the department shall require by regulation. The fee for renewal of registration shall be determined by the secretary of administration and finance under section 3B of chapter 7 and shall be acknowledged by sending the person certified a notice of renewal.
         (d) The department shall promulgate such rules and regulations as necessary to administer this chapter. Such rules and regulations may provide for the issuance of certificates of registration without examination to persons holding certificates of registration or licenses as sanitarians under the laws of another state.
         (e) No individual may assume such title or list the credentials of registered sanitarian to indicate that the person is a registered sanitarian unless so registered by the department.
         Section 27F. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
          “Certified health officer”, a health officer who has been duly certified by the department and who maintains such active certification.
         “Department”, the department of public health.
         “Health officer”, a person with a broad basic education and experience in the physical and biological and social sciences supplemented by specialization in the field of health administration and who is qualified to carry out public health administrative duties and enforce the laws in the field of public health.
         (b) The department shall establish the requirements for the certification of health officers. The department shall prescribe the duties and qualifications of a certified health officer and shall develop a process and application for certification as a health officer. The department shall establish minimum standards for educational qualifications of applicants. A person who desires to be certified as a health officer and who meets the educational qualifications shall complete an application, on a form to be prescribed and furnished by the department and shall include with such application proof of satisfactory education, training and experience to meet the requirements for certification and proof of having passed the licensing examination as approved or administered by the department. The application shall be accompanied by a registration fee to be determined by the secretary of administration and finance under section 3B of chapter 7. If the department deems the educational qualifications of an applicant are satisfactory and if such applicant passes a written examination satisfactory to the department, the department shall issue to the applicant a certificate, with the right to use the title certified health officer and the letters “CHO”.
         (c) Health officer certification shall expire at the end of the calendar year and may be renewed on or before January 15 of the following year; provided, however, that a person seeking such renewal shall provide evidence of such continuing education as the department shall require by regulation. The fee for certification or renewal shall be determined by the secretary of administration and finance under section 3B of chapter 7 and shall be acknowledged by sending the person certified a notice of renewal.
         (d) The department shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to administer this chapter. Such rules and regulations may provide for the issuance of certification without examination to any person holding a certification as health officer under the laws of another state.
         (e) No person shall use the title or list the credentials of certified health officer to indicate that the person is a certified health officer unless the person is certified by the department.
            Governor returned the following section with a recommendation of amendment, for message see H5388
         SECTION 115. Section 72W of said chapter 111, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the third paragraph the following paragraph:-
         A nurses’ aide who receives their training and works in a facility whose resident population is predominantly non-English speaking, shall be offered the option to take the nurses’ aide certification exam in a language other than English, including, but not limited to, Spanish and Chinese; provided, however, that the department shall determine which languages the exam shall be offered in.

SECTION 116. Sections 87LL to 87OO, inclusive, and sections 87WWW to 87ZZZ inclusive, of chapter 112 of the General Laws are hereby repealed.

SECTION 117. Section 1 of chapter 121B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the definition of “Blighted open area”, the following definition:-
         “Capital funds”, funds advanced by the department to a housing authority to finance capital outlays for housing production or preservation from proceeds of a bond authorization as defined in section 1 of chapter 29.

SECTION 118. Said section 1 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, after the definition of “Relocation project”, the following definition:-
         “Replacement units”, low-rent housing created to replace an existing housing project that is demolished or disposed of under subsection (k) of section 26; provided, that such units may be included within a privately-owned mixed-income development that also includes dwellings that are not low-rent housing; and provided further, that the use and occupancy of the replacement units is subject to a binding legal contract and land use restriction under paragraph (7) of subsection (k) of section 26.

SECTION 119. Section 26 of said chapter 121B is hereby amended by inserting after the word “sale”, in line 91, as so appearing, the following words:- or other disposition.

SECTION 120. Subsection (k) of said section 26 of said chapter 121B, as amended by section 72 of chapter 39 of the acts of 2021, is hereby further amended by striking out paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 4 paragraphs:-
         (1) found that all or a substantial portion of such existing housing project or part thereof requires such substantial modernization or rehabilitation to continue to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing and that, in the judgment of the department, the required substantial modernization or rehabilitation cannot feasibly be executed by the housing authority pursuant to this chapter;
         (2) approved the proposed project, including a relocation plan for occupants of the existing project and a plan to make housing available on the land where the existing project is situated, in which the number of replacement units restricted as low-rent housing for occupancy by low-income persons or families shall be the same as the number of low-rent housing units in the existing housing project or part thereof that is subject to demolition or disposition, unless the department determines that: (i) a shortage of low-rent housing no longer exists in the applicable city or town; or (ii) the reduction in the number of units is necessary to increase the number of units that are accessible for persons with disabilities, which project may include plans to use a portion of such land for market-rate housing or for a public purpose ancillary to such development and approved by the department;
         (3) approved the sale or other disposition and the terms thereof, which shall be at a value determined through procedures customarily accepted by the appraising profession as valid, unless the department determines that a below-market disposition would be in the public interest in order to support the continued occupancy of dwelling units in the new development by low-income persons or families;
         (4) determined that the availability of funds to the housing authority for such project is conditioned upon the occurrence of the initial mortgage loan closing for the development of new or rehabilitated housing on the land where the existing project is situated, and the housing authority has selected, through a qualifications-based competitive procurement process approved by the department, a developer best qualified to: (i) develop, own and operate the new or rehabilitated housing on the existing land; (ii) provide for such development of the new housing within a reasonable time in accordance with department-approved contracts; and (iii) assure continued occupancy of the required number of replacement units in the new development by low-income persons or families in accordance with this chapter.

SECTION 121. Said subsection (k) of said section 26 of said chapter 121B, as so amended, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-
         (7) approved a binding legal contract and land use restriction to be entered into by the transferee of the property in favor of the local housing authority and the department that requires compliance with this chapter and the department’s regulations to the extent this chapter and the department’s regulations apply to tenancy in and application to public housing, as determined by the department, with respect to the replacement units in the same manner and to the same effect as if the transferee were a housing authority; provided, however, that the department may waive this requirement as may be necessary to secure financing; and provided further, that the contract shall require compliance in perpetuity unless the department determines that the project financing requires the use of federal low-income housing tax credits and that compliance in perpetuity would make it not feasible to comply with Internal Revenue Service requirements with respect to the low-income housing tax credit program.

SECTION 122. Subsection (p) of said section 26 of said chapter 121B, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 243, the words “this section or section 34” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- this chapter.

SECTION 123. Said subsection (p) of said section 26 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “feasible to”, in line 248, the following words:- maintain or to.

SECTION 124. Said subsection (p) of said section 26 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “demolition”, in line 252, the following words:- or other disposition.

SECTION 125. Said subsection (p) of said section 26 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 254, the words “as of November 1, 2012”, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- for reasons the department has determined not to be the fault of the housing authority for not less than 2 years.

SECTION 126. Said section 26 of said chapter 121B, as amended by section 72 of chapter 39 of the acts of 2021, is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-
          (q) Notwithstanding section 16 of chapter 30B or any general or special law to the contrary, a housing authority may dispose of property pursuant to this section or section 34 to a developer selected by competitive, qualifications-based procurement without separately soliciting proposals for the property disposition; provided, however, that the developer procurement shall declare the property available for disposition and that, in the case of a disposition of property pursuant to subsection (k), the number of replacement units required under paragraph (2) of said subsection (k) are provided. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:
          (1) A housing authority shall not be required to determine the value of the property prior to soliciting proposals for selection of a developer best qualified to develop, own and operate the new or rehabilitated housing on the land; provided, however, that prior to disposition of property by deed or other instrument, the housing authority shall determine the value of the property through procedures customarily accepted by the appraising profession as valid prior to the sale or other disposition of the property and if, with the approval of the department, the housing authority decides to dispose of the property at a price less than the value as so determined, the housing authority shall publish notice of its decision in the central register, explaining the reasons for its decision and disclosing the difference between such value and the price to be received; and
          (2) A housing authority shall not be required to specify all the restrictions that may be placed on the subsequent use of the property prior to selecting a developer through a qualifications-based competitive procurement process; provided, however, that the developer procurement shall identify the minimum number of dwelling units in the new development that shall be occupied by low-income families; and provided further, that in the case of a disposition pursuant to subsection (k), such minimum number shall conform to the requirements of paragraph (2) of said subsection (k).

SECTION 127. Section 29 of said chapter 121B, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
         Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, if a housing authority does not own, lease or manage any housing project eligible to receive ongoing capital or operating assistance under section 32 or 34, the department shall not investigate such housing authority’s budgets, finances, dealings, transactions and relationships or other affairs, and the department shall not require periodic reporting by any such housing authority. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a housing authority that does not own, lease or manage any housing project eligible to receive ongoing capital or operating assistance under said section 32 or 34 shall not be required to: (i) participate in a training program under section 5B; (ii) submit contracts with its executive director to the department for review pursuant to section 7A; (iii) participate in the performance-based monitoring program established pursuant to section 26B; (iv) participate in the regional capital assistance team program established pursuant to section 26C; (v) prepare and submit an annual plan pursuant to section 28A and this section; or (vi) prepare and submit, or make available, a written report and agreed upon procedures for review of housing authority financial records pursuant to this section.

SECTION 128. Section 34 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the fifth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:- The proceeds of any sale or other disposition of such project in excess of the total of all obligations of the housing authority with respect to such project shall, after the payment of all bonds issued by the housing authority to finance the cost of such project and payment of the costs of the sale or disposition, be retained by the housing authority for the preservation, modernization and maintenance of its public housing assisted under this chapter as approved by the department, or if the housing authority has no public housing assisted pursuant to this chapter, such proceeds shall be paid to the department to fund capital improvements for the preservation, modernization and maintenance of state-aided public housing.

SECTION 129. Said section 34 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the tenth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:- Whenever a housing authority shall determine that land acquired by it pursuant to clause (d) of section 11 for the purpose of this section is in excess of or no longer required for such purpose it may, upon approval by the department, sell or otherwise dispose of the land by deed or instrument approved as to form by the attorney general. If the housing authority is disposing of such land for purposes of housing development, it may do so in accordance with section 26. So long as any bonds issued by a housing authority to finance the cost of a project under this section or section 35 and guaranteed by the commonwealth are outstanding, funds received from a disposition of land as provided in this chapter shall be applied in accordance with the fourth paragraph of this section. After the payment of all bonds issued by the housing authority to finance the cost of such project, funds received shall be applied in accordance with the fifth paragraph of this section.

SECTION 130. Said section 34 of said chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, construction and development activity related to redevelopment of state-aided or federally-aided public housing projects where the land, buildings or structures associated with the housing project have been conveyed or transferred to an affiliated non-profit or private entity for purposes of completing the redevelopment shall not be subject to any general or special law related to the procurement and award of contracts for the planning, design, construction management, construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair of buildings by a public agency; provided, however, that the department shall review and approve the procurement processes used to undertake this redevelopment in accordance with subsection (q) of section 26; and provided further, that all construction, reconstruction, alteration, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair shall be subject to sections 26 to 27F, inclusive, and section 29 of chapter 149. The department shall request rates and updates from the division of labor standards for these projects.

SECTION 131. Section 206 of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Control”, the following 2 definitions:-
          “Division”, the division of insurance.
         “Enterprise risk”, any activity, circumstance, event or series of events involving 1 or more affiliates of an insurer that, if not remedied promptly, is likely to have a material adverse effect upon the financial condition or liquidity of the insurer or its insurance holding company system as a whole, including, but not limited to, anything that would cause the insurer’s risk-based capital to fall into company action level as set forth by the commissioner by regulation or would cause the insurer to be in hazardous financial condition as set forth in section 3 of chapter 175J.

SECTION 132. Said section 206 of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Group-wide supervisor”, the following definition:- “Group capital calculation instructions”, the group capital calculation instructions as adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and as amended by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners from time to time in accordance with the procedures adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

SECTION 133. Said section 206 of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Internationally active insurance group”, the following definition:-
         “National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework” or “Framework”, a publication from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners that includes a history of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ development of regulatory liquidity stress testing, the scope criteria applicable for a specific data year and the liquidity stress test instructions and reporting templates for a specific data year, such scope criteria, instructions and reporting template as adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and as amended by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners from time to time in accordance with the procedures adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

SECTION 134. Said section 206 of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Person”, the following definition:-
          “Scope criteria”, the designated exposure bases, along with minimum magnitudes thereof for the specified data year, used to establish a preliminary list of insurers considered scoped into the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework for that data year, as detailed in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework.

SECTION 135. Subsection (d) of section 206C of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-
The determination of materiality in this subsection shall not apply for purposes of the group capital calculation or the liquidity stress test framework.

SECTION 136. Subsection (m) of said section 206C of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out paragraphs (4) and (5) and inserting in place thereof the following 5 paragraphs:-
         (4) the books, accounts and records of each party to all such transactions shall be so maintained as to clearly and accurately disclose the nature and details of the transactions including such accounting information as is necessary to support the reasonableness of the charges or fees to the respective parties;
         (5) the insurer’s surplus as regards policyholders following any dividends or distributions to shareholder affiliates shall be reasonable in relation to the insurer’s outstanding liabilities and adequate to its financial needs;
         (6) if an insurer subject to this section is deemed by the commissioner to be in a hazardous financial condition as described in section 3 of chapter 175J or a condition that would be grounds for supervision, conservation or a delinquency proceeding, the commissioner may require the insurer to secure and maintain either a deposit held by the commissioner or a bond, as determined by the insurer at the insurer’s discretion, for the protection of the insurer for the duration of the contract or agreement, or the existence of the condition for which the commissioner required the deposit or the bond; provided, however, that in determining whether a deposit or a bond is required, the commissioner shall consider whether concerns exist with respect to the affiliated person’s ability to fulfill the contract or agreement if the insurer were to be put into liquidation; and provided further, that once the insurer is deemed to be in a hazardous financial condition or a condition that would be grounds for supervision, conservation or a delinquency proceeding and a deposit or bond is deemed necessary by the commissioner, the commissioner may determine the amount of the deposit or bond, not to exceed the value of the contract or agreement in any 1 year, and whether such deposit or bond should be required for a single contract, multiple contracts or a contract only with a specific person;
         (7) all records and data of the insurer held by an affiliate are and remain the property of the insurer, are subject to control of the insurer, are identifiable and are segregated or readily capable of segregation, at no additional cost to the insurer, from all other persons’ records and data. This shall include all records and data that are otherwise the property of the insurer, in whatever form maintained, including, but not limited to, claims and claim files, policyholder lists, application files, litigation files, premium records, rate books, underwriting manuals, personnel records, financial records or similar records within the possession, custody or control of the affiliate; provided, however, that at the request of the insurer, the affiliate shall provide that the receiver can obtain a complete set of all records of any type that pertain to the insurer’s business; obtain access to the operating systems on which the data is maintained; obtain the software that runs those systems either through assumption of licensing agreements or otherwise; and restrict the use of the data by the affiliate if it is not operating the insurer’s business; and provided further that the affiliate shall provide a waiver of any landlord lien or other encumbrance to give the insurer access to all records and data in the event of the affiliate’s default under a lease or other agreement; and
         (8) premiums or other funds belonging to the insurer that are collected by or held by an affiliate are the exclusive property of the insurer and are subject to the control of the insurer; provided, however, that any right of offset in the event an insurer is placed into receivership shall be subject to sections 180A to 180L1/2, inclusive.

SECTION 137. Said section 206C of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (q) the following subsection:-
         (q½)(1) Any affiliate that is party to an agreement or contract with a domestic insurer that is subject to paragraph (4) of subsection (n) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of any supervision, seizure, conservatorship or receivership proceedings against the insurer and to the authority of any supervisor, conservator, rehabilitator or liquidator for the insurer appointed pursuant to sections 180A to 180L1/2, inclusive, for the purpose of interpreting, enforcing and overseeing the affiliate’s obligations under the agreement or contract to perform services for the insurer that:
         (i) are an integral part of the insurer’s operations, including, but not limited to management, administrative, accounting, data processing, marketing, underwriting, claims handling, investment or any other similar functions; or
         (ii) are essential to the insurer’s ability to fulfill its obligations under insurance policies.
         (2) The commissioner may require that an agreement or contract that is subject to paragraph (4) of subsection (n) for the provision of services described in clauses (i) and (ii) of paragraph (1) specify that the affiliate consents to the jurisdiction as set forth in this subsection.

SECTION 138. Subsection (v) of said section 206C of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (1) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
         (1) Documents, materials or other information in the possession or control of the division that are obtained by or disclosed to the commissioner or any other person in the course of an examination or investigation made pursuant to subsection (u) and all information reported or provided to the division pursuant to this section shall be recognized as being proprietary and containing trade secrets, shall be confidential by law and privileged, shall not be a public record under clause Twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4 or under chapter 66, shall not be subject to subpoena and shall not be subject to discovery or admissible in evidence in any private civil action; provided, however, that the commissioner may use the documents, materials or other information in the furtherance of any regulatory or legal action brought as a part of the commissioner’s official duties. The commissioner shall not otherwise make the documents, materials or other information public without the prior written consent of the insurer to which it pertains unless the commissioner, after giving the insurer and its affiliates who would be affected thereby notice and opportunity to be heard, determines that the interest of policyholders, shareholders or the public shall be served by the publication thereof, in which event the commissioner may publish all or any part in such manner as may be considered appropriate.
         (i) For purposes of the information reported and provided to the division pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (z), the commissioner shall maintain the confidentiality of the group capital calculation and group capital ratio produced within the calculation and any group capital information received from an insurance holding company supervised by the Federal Reserve Board or any U.S. group-wide supervisor.
         (ii) For purposes of the information reported and provided to the division pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (z), the commissioner shall maintain the confidentiality of the liquidity stress test results and supporting disclosures and any liquidity stress test information received from an insurance holding company supervised by the Federal Reserve Board and non-U.S. group-wide supervisors.

SECTION 139. Said subsection (v) of said section 206C of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (3) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
         (3) In order to assist in the performance of the commissioner’s duties, the commissioner:
         (i) may share documents, materials or other information, including the confidential and privileged documents, materials or information subject to paragraph (1), including proprietary and trade secret documents with other state, federal and international regulatory agencies, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Bank for International Settlements, the Federal Insurance Office and state, federal and international law enforcement authorities, including members of any supervisory college described in subsection (x); provided, however, that the recipient shall agree in writing to maintain the confidentiality and privileged status of the document, material or other information and has verified in writing the legal authority to maintain confidentiality;
         (ii) may receive documents, materials or information, including otherwise confidential and privileged documents, materials or information, including proprietary and trade-secret information from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its affiliates and subsidiaries, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Bank for International Settlements, the Federal Insurance Office and from regulatory and law enforcement officials of other foreign or domestic jurisdictions and shall maintain as confidential and privileged any document, material or information received with notice or the understanding that it is confidential or privileged under the laws of the jurisdiction that is the source of the document, material or information; and
         (iii) shall enter into written agreements with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and any third-party consultant designated by the commissioner governing sharing and the use of information provided pursuant to this subsection that shall:
         (A) specify procedures and protocols regarding the confidentiality and security of information shared with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and any third-party consultant designated by the commissioner pursuant to this section, including procedures and protocols for sharing by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners with other state, federal or international regulators;
         (B) provide within the agreement that the recipient agrees in writing to maintain the confidentiality and privileged status of the documents, materials or other information and has verified in writing the legal authority to maintain such confidentiality;
         (C) specify that ownership of information shared with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or a third-party consultant designated by the commissioner pursuant to this section remains with the commissioner and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or the third-party consultant, and that use of the information is subject to the direction of the commissioner;
         (D) excluding documents, materials or information reported pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (z), prohibit the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or a third-party consultant designated by the commissioner pursuant to this section from storing the information shared pursuant to this section in a permanent database after the underlying analysis is completed;
         (E) require prompt notice to be given to an insurer whose confidential information is in the possession of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or a third-party consultant designated by the commissioner pursuant to this section and is subject to a request or subpoena to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or a third-party consultant designated by the commissioner for disclosure or production;
         (F) require the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or a third-party consultant designated by the commissioner pursuant to this section to consent to intervention by an insurer in any judicial or administrative action in which the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or the third-party consultant may be required to disclose confidential information about the insurer shared with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or the third-party consultant; and
         (G) for documents, material or information reporting pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (z), in the case of an agreement involving a third-party consultant designated by the commissioner pursuant to this section, provide for notification of the identity of the consultant to the applicable insurers.

SECTION 140. Said subsection (v) of said section 206C of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:- (7) The group capital calculation and resulting group capital ratio required pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (z) and the liquidity stress test along with its results and supporting disclosures required pursuant to paragraph (3) of said subsection (z) shall be regulatory tools for assessing group risks and capital adequacy and group liquidity risks, respectively, and are not intended as a means to rank insurers or insurance holding company systems generally. Except as otherwise may be required pursuant to this section, the making, publishing, disseminating, circulating or placing before the public in a newspaper, magazine or other publication, or in the form of a notice, circular, pamphlet, letter or poster, or over any radio or television station or any electronic means of communication available to the public, or in any other way as an advertisement, announcement or statement containing a representation or statement with regard to the group capital calculation, group capital ratio, the liquidity stress test results or supporting disclosures for the liquidity stress test of any insurer or any insurer group, or of any component derived in the calculation by any insurer, broker, or other person engaged in any manner in the insurance business shall be deemed misleading and shall be prohibited; provided, however, that if any materially false statement with respect to the group capital calculation, resulting group capital ratio, an inappropriate comparison of any amount to an insurer’s or insurance group’s capital calculation or resulting group capital ratio, liquidity stress test result, supporting disclosures for the liquidity stress test or an inappropriate comparison of any amount to an insurer’s or insurance group’s liquidity stress test result or supporting disclosures is published in any written publication and the insurer is able to demonstrate to the commissioner with substantial proof the falsity of such statement or the inappropriateness, the insurer may publish announcements in a written publication if the sole purpose of the announcement is to rebut the materially false statement.

SECTION 141. Said section 206C of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-
         (z)(1) The ultimate controlling person of every insurer subject to registration shall also file an annual enterprise risk report. The report shall, to the best of the ultimate controlling person’s knowledge and belief, identify the material risks within the insurance holding company system that could pose enterprise risk to the insurer. The report shall be filed with the lead state commissioner of the insurance holding company system as determined by the procedures within the financial analysis handbook adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
         (2) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, the ultimate controlling person of every insurer subject to registration pursuant to this section shall concurrently file with the registration statement an annual group capital calculation as directed by the lead state commissioner. The report shall be completed in accordance with the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s group capital calculation instructions, which may permit the lead state commissioner to allow a controlling person that is not the ultimate controlling person to file the group capital calculation. The report shall be filed with the lead state commissioner of the insurance holding company system as determined by the commissioner in accordance with the procedures within the financial analysis handbook adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Insurance holding company systems described below shall be exempt from filing the group capital calculation:
         (i) An insurance holding company system that has only 1 insurer within its holding company structure, that only writes business and is only licensed in its domestic state and assumes no business from any other insurer;
         (ii) An insurance holding company system that is required to perform a group capital calculation specified by the United States Federal Reserve Board; provided, however, that the lead state commissioner shall request the calculation from the Federal Reserve Board under the terms of information sharing agreements in effect; and provided further, that if the Federal Reserve Board cannot share the calculation with the lead state commissioner, the insurance holding company system shall not be exempt from the group capital calculation filing;
         (iii) An insurance holding company system whose non-United States group-wide supervisor is located within a reciprocal jurisdiction as described in section 20A that recognizes the United States regulatory approach to group supervision and group capital; and
         (iv) An insurance holding company system:
         (A) That provides information to the lead state that meets the requirements for accreditation under the National Association of Insurance Commissioners financial standards and accreditation program, either directly or indirectly through the group-wide supervisor, who has determined such information is satisfactory to allow the lead state to comply with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners group supervision approach, as detailed in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners financial analysis handbook; and
         (B) Whose non-United States group-wide supervisor that is not in a reciprocal jurisdiction recognizes and accepts, as specified by the commissioner in regulation, the group capital calculation as the world-wide group capital assessment for United States insurance groups who operate in that jurisdiction.
         (3)(i) Notwithstanding clauses (iii) and (iv) of paragraph (2), a lead state commissioner shall require the group capital calculation for United States operations of any non-United States based insurance holding company system where, after any necessary consultation with other supervisors or officials, it is deemed appropriate by the lead state commissioner for prudential oversight and solvency monitoring purposes or for ensuring the competitiveness of the insurance marketplace.
         (ii) Notwithstanding the exemptions from filing the group capital calculation stated in clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive, of paragraph (2), the lead state commissioner shall have the discretion to exempt the ultimate controlling person from filing the annual group capital calculation or to accept a limited group capital filing or report in accordance with criteria as specified by the commissioner in regulation.
         (iii) If the lead state commissioner determines that an insurance holding company system no longer meets at least 1 of the requirements for an exemption from filing the group capital calculation under this subsection, the insurance holding company system shall file the group capital calculation at the next annual filing date unless given an extension by the lead state commissioner based on reasonable grounds shown.
         (4) The ultimate controlling person of every insurer subject to registration pursuant to this section and scoped into the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test Framework shall file the results of a specific year’s liquidity stress test. The filing shall be made to the lead state insurance commissioner of the insurance holding company system as determined by the procedures within the financial analysis handbook adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
         (i) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test Framework includes scope criteria applicable to a specific data year. The scope criteria are reviewed at least annually by the financial stability task force or its successor. Any change to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework or to the data year for which the scope criteria are to be measured shall be effective on January 1 of the year following the calendar year when such changes are adopted. Insurers meeting at least 1 threshold of the scope criteria shall be considered scoped into the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework for the specified data year unless the lead state insurance commissioner, in consultation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners financial stability task force or its successor, determines the insurer should not be scoped into the framework for that data year. Similarly, insurers that do not trigger at least 1 threshold of the scope criteria shall be considered scoped out of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework for the specified data year, unless the lead state insurance commissioner, in consultation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners financial stability task force or its successor, determines the insurer should be scoped into the framework for that data year.
         (A) The lead state insurance commissioner, in consultation with the financial stability task force or its successor, shall take into consideration how best to avoid having insurers scoped in and out of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework on a frequent basis as part of the determination for an insurer.
         (ii) The performance of, and filing of the results from, a specific year’s liquidity stress test shall comply with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners liquidity stress test framework’s instructions and reporting templates for that year and any lead state insurance commissioner determinations, in consultation with the financial stability task force or its successor, provided within the framework.

SECTION 142. The ninth paragraph of section 10 of chapter 498 of the acts of 1993 is hereby amended by adding the following 2 sentences:- Notwithstanding any general or special law or provision of the Reuse Plan or the Bylaws to the contrary, the total commercial and industrial building space to be developed in the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone shall be not more than 12,000,000 net new square feet. The commission may issue regulations regarding the calculation of total commercial and industrial building space.

SECTION 143. Section 181 of chapter 25 of the acts of 2009, as amended by section 11 of chapter 42 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “6” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 3.

SECTION 144. Subsection (b) of section 129 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 145. Subsection (c) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 146. Subsection (d) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 147. Subsection (e) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 148. Subsection (f) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 149. Subsection (g) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 150. Subsection (h) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 151. Subsection (i) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 152. Subsection (j) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 153. Subsection (k) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 154. Subsection (l) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 155. Subsection (m) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 156. Subsection (n) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 157. Subsection (o) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 158. Subsection (p) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 159. Subsection (q) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 160. Subsection (r) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 161. Subsection (s) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 162. Subsection (t) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 163. Subsection (u) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 164. Subsection (v) of said section 129 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out the word “out-of-state”, the first time it appears.

SECTION 165. Subsection (a) of section 60 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2013 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “in fiscal year 2018” the following words:- and each fiscal year thereafter.

SECTION 166. Item 2800-0100 of section 2 of chapter 227 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Blue Hills Reservation” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 167. Subsection (d) of section 117 of chapter 253 of the acts of 2020 is hereby amended by striking out the words “July 1, 2022” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- July 1, 2023.

SECTION 168. Item 1000-0008 of section 2 of chapter 24 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by striking out the words “5 per cent” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 19.4 per cent.

SECTION 169. Item 1410-0012 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for building renovations to convert the former senior center into a veterans outreach and wellness service center in the town of Falmouth” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break, Inc. for building renovations to convert the former senior center into a veterans outreach and wellness service center in the town of Falmouth and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 170. Item 1410-1616 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “project” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 171. Item 1599-0026 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Middleton”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 172. Said item 1599-0026 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Nahant” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 173. Item 2200-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Sound” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 174. Item 2210-0106 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Lowell” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 175. Item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 14A of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “town of Sunderland” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 176. Said item 2810-0122 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 14A of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Acton” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 177. Item 4000-0300 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 64 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “enforcement”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 178. Said item 4000-0300 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 64 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021, is hereby further amended by striking out the words “December 31, 2022” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- July 1, 2023.

SECTION 179. Item 4510-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “accreditation” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 180. Item 4513-1111 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “marketing” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 181. Item 7002-0010 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Kingston”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 182. Said item 7002-0010 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Chelsea” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 183. Item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “city of Peabody” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June, 30, 2023.

SECTION 184. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “commercial use” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 185. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Fresh Start Furniture Bank, Inc. in the town of Hudson” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 186. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “Marvin Hagler in the city of Brockton” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 187. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “town of Brimfield” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 188. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Foxborough”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 189. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Memorial”, the third time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 190. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Salem”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 191. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Building”, the fourth time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 192. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Wellesley”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 193. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Sturbridge” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 194. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Rutland” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 195. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 128 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “ladies” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 196. Item 7010-1192 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “college”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 197. Said item 7010-1192 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Boston”, the tenth time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 198. Said item 7010-1192 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “programs”, the seventh time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 199. Said item 7010-1192 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Needham” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 200. Said item 7010-1192 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “center”, the eleventh time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 201. Item 7100-0701 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting the following words:- and provided further, that funds in this item shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 202. Item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “efforts”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 203. Said item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “programs”, the sixth time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 204. Said item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 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, 2023.

SECTION 205. Said item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Boston”, the second time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 206. Said item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “2020”, the first time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 207. Said item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Wellesley” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 208. Said item 8000-0313 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “equipment”, the fifth time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 209. Item 8200-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 24, as amended by section 67 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “2020” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 210. Item 8324-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Cod” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 211. Item 8324-0050 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Duxbury for fire safety improvements” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 212. Item 9110-9002 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “improvements”, the third time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 213. Said item 9110-9002 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “heights” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 214. Item 1595-6368 of section 2E of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Beverly” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 215. Said item 1595-6368 of said section 2E of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Somerville”, the third time it appears, the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 216. Said item 1595-6368 of said section 2E of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “maintenance facility in the city of Somerville” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 217. Item 1595-6369 of said section 2E of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “line” the following words:- and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023.

SECTION 218. Said item 1595-6369 of said section 2E of said chapter 24 is hereby further amended by adding the following words:- provided further, that $111,957,684 shall be expended to address ongoing safety concerns at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority related to the interim and final findings uncovered during the Federal Transit Administration’s Safety Management Inspection initiated in April 2022; provided further, that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall issue monthly reports to the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the status of the department's progress toward responding to each finding and required action as issued by the Federal Transit Administration; and provided further, that these reports shall be delineated by special directive and include, but not be limited to: (i) the funds expended from this item and the related purpose for said spending; (ii) the completion date of each executed required action; and (iii) the estimated completion date of each pending required action.

SECTION 219. Section 36 of chapter 29 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2022”and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2023.

SECTION 220. Item 1599-2023 of section 2A of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to the city of Boston for the coordination teams for triage treatment and service supports; and provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended to the city of Boston for post-treatment supportive housing.

SECTION 221. Item 1599-2026 of said section 2A of said chapter 102, as most recently amended by section 47 of chapter 42 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by striking out the figure “198,650,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 192,650,000.

SECTION 222. Said item 1599-2026 of said section 2A of said chapter 102, as most recently amended by section 47 of chapter 42 of the acts of 2022, is hereby further amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $6,000,000 shall be expended for MelroseWakefield Healthcare, Inc., for the redevelopment and construction of a behavioral health facility on the former Malden hospital site.

SECTION 223. Item 1599-2037 of said section 2A of said chapter 102 is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 per year for 2 years, totaling not less than $10,000,000 by 2024, shall be expended by Jewish Vocational Service, Inc. to provide a rapid reemployment grant” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for Jewish Vocational Services, Inc., with no less than $5,000,000 distributed in year 1 and $5,000,000 distributed in year 2, for a rapid reemployment grant; provided further, that the Jewish Vocational Service, Inc. shall have until not later than December 31, 2025 to expend said funds.

SECTION 224. Item 7010-0015 of said section 2A of said chapter 102 is hereby amended by striking the words “provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a modular classroom pod and installation at the Hancock elementary school in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a modular classroom pod and installation at the Kennedy elementary school in the city of Brockton” and inserting in place thereof the following words: - provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Hancock elementary school in the city of Brockton for expenses including but not limited those related to information technology improvements; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Kennedy elementary school in the city of Brockton for expenses including but not limited those related to information technology improvements

SECTION 225. Section 67 of said chapter 102 is hereby amended by striking out the section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
          SECTION 67. Item 8200-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 24 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for a need-based scholarship pilot program to provide financial assistance to student officers who actively enroll in a full-time police academy conducted by the municipal police training committee; provided further, that scholarships shall be used to: (i) promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the hiring of student officers; (ii) defray the upfront costs for qualified underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged individuals enrolled as student officers in a full-time police academy; and (iii) increase municipal police employment opportunities for underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged individuals; provided further, that the amount of any scholarship awarded under this item shall be $7,000 per eligible student officer; provided further, that funds in this item shall be used to directly fund or reimburse student officers enrolled in the full-time police academy and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023; provided further, that scholarships shall be disbursed to eligible student officers under this item in a regionally equitable manner; provided further, that not later than April 15, 2023, the executive office of public safety and security shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security detailing the criteria established for creating the scholarships and providing financial assistance; and provided further, beginning on June 30, 2023, the executive office shall provide a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security not later than June 30 of each fiscal year detailing expenditures from this item and the status of the scholarship program including, but not limited to: (i) the number of scholarship applications; (ii) the number of successful scholarship applicants; and (iii) the criteria used to determine successful applications.

SECTION 226. Section 81 of said chapter 102 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2,550,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2,563,676,478.

SECTION 227. Said section 81 of said chapter 102 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “1,450,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 1,460,323,522.

SECTION 228. Section 2 of chapter 42 of the acts of 2022 is hereby amended by striking out item 4003-0100 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-
         4003-0122 .....................................................................................$10,000,000

SECTION 229. Item 1599-0026 of section 2 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022 is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a pickup truck for the Royalston fire department” and inserting in place thereof the following words: - provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a vehicle for the Royalston fire department.

SECTION 230. Said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby further amended by inserting after item 1599-8909 the following item:-

1599-9817        For a reserve to enhance, expand and strengthen Medicaid home and community-based services; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services, may transfer funds from this item to state agencies as defined in section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws .....................................$200,000,000

SECTION 231. Item 2300-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for New England Wildlife Center, Inc. in the city known as the town of Weymouth for the costs associated with the care, treatment and maintenance of wildlife.

SECTION 232. Said item 2300-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$1,159,379” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $1,259,379.

SECTION 233. Item 2310-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by striking out the words “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for New England Wildlife Center, Inc. in the city known as the town of Weymouth for the costs associated with the care, treatment and maintenance of wildlife”.

SECTION 234. Said item 2310-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$16,111,887” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $16,011,887.

SECTION 235. Said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby further amended by inserting after item 3000-1046 the following item:-

3000-1047        For grants to support and stabilize the early education and care workforce and address varied operational costs at state child care programs supervised by the department of early education and care, especially those related to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic and the costs associated with stabilizing capacity during the period of pandemic recovery; provided, that the distribution of stabilization grants shall prioritize equity and early education programs with higher percentages of state subsidized enrollment; provided further, that not less than $60,000,000 shall be made available as grants to providers serving subsidized children, calculated using an equal amount per subsidized child served by each provider, including children receiving both Head Start and subsidy; provided further, that eligible expenditures for said grants shall include, but not be limited to: (a) 2 years of bonus pay to retain and attract early educators; (b) additional 1-time bonus pay to retain credentialed educators who have obtained associates or bachelor’s degrees; (c) expenditures that build on and work in conjunction with existing state funded early education and care workforce programs, including, but not limited to, scholarship and degree pathway options and loan forgiveness opportunities; (d) small scale facility improvements; and (e) other 1-time educator benefit enhancements, including, but not limited to, contributions to retirement accounts, child care assistance for early educators and temporary additional assistance with health care co-pays; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2023, the department shall provide a spending plan of said funds and the methodology with which said funds shall be distributed to providers serving subsidized children; provided further, that the department shall collect data from participating programs including, but not limited to, the: (i) number of enrolled children; (ii) number of educators employed; (iii) efforts to recruit and retain employees; and (iv) available demographic data of the families served by participating providers; provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports on the distribution of funds from this item to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education; provided further, that each report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) a description of the formula through which funding is allocated to providers; (b) an analysis of the incorporation of equity into said formula, including the projected disbursement of funding to state subsidized and non-state subsidized childcare programs; (c) an analysis of the data collected by the department from participating programs; and (d) a description of the efforts undertaken to improve the distribution of funds to providers serving high-needs populations; provided further, that all funding distributed in this item shall be in accordance with the terms of the supplemental Child Care and Development Fund Discretionary Funds in the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, and any state plans filed under that act; provided further, that funds may be expended for departmental technical assistance related to the administration and distribution of funding; and provided further, that the department shall provide technical assistance to providers to assist them in planning expenditures so as to avoid any fiscal cliffs in future fiscal years ..........................................................................................................$150,000,000

SECTION 236. Item 4513-1020 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “system” the following words:- ; provided further, that said funds for early intervention staffing recover payments shall be made available for expenditure by early intervention vendors until June 30, 2024.

SECTION 237. Item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Massachusetts, Inc.” the third time they appear, the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Westford Community Access Television, Incorporated for production and programming in the town of Westford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Plymouth Area Community Access Television, Inc. for a production and mobile studio van to provide video and streaming support for newsworthy events, meetings, forums conducted by elected and appointed officials, tourism and emergency directives to the greater Plymouth area.

SECTION 238. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$17,217,500” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $17,267,500.

SECTION 239. Said item 7008-1116 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby further amended by striking out the words “Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the city of Attleboro” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Attleboro YMCA.

SECTION 240. Item 7010-0012 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by striking out the word “expended” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- made available to the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), Inc.

SECTION 241. Item 7010-1192 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by striking out the word “age”, the first time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following word:- grade.

SECTION 242. Item 7100-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by striking out the words “December 31, 2022” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- June 30, 2023.

SECTION 243. Section 34 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by striking out the word “Subsection” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- The ninth paragraph of subsection.

SECTION 244. Section 180 of said chapter 126 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “175,000000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 490,000,000.

SECTION 245. Section 181 of said chapter 126 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 246. Subsection (c) of section 82 of chapter 144 of the acts of 2022 is hereby amended by striking out the words “executive office of technology services and security” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- transferor agency.

SECTION 247. Section 76 of chapter 179 of the acts of 2022 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “30” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 120.

SECTION 248. Said chapter 179 is hereby further amended by striking out sections 97 to 100, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-
          Section 97. Subsection (d) of section 8A of chapter 23J, as inserted by section 14 of this act, is hereby repealed.
          Section 98. Sections 5, 15 and 97 shall take effect on January 1, 2033.

SECTION 249. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of conservation and recreation is authorized to amend and extend for a 30-year period the existing lease authorized under chapter 287 of the acts of 1977.

SECTION 250. (a) For the purposes of this section, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:
          “Net patient service revenue”, the sum of inpatient and outpatient net patient service revenue for fiscal year 2020 as published by the center for health information and analysis in April 2022 in its databook titled Massachusetts Hospital Profiles.
          “Net patient service revenue adjustment”, an amount equal to a hospital’s net patient service revenue: (i) multiplied by 1, in the case of a tier 1 hospital; (ii) multiplied by 2 in the case of a tier 2 hospital; (iii) multiplied by 3 in the case of a tier 3 hospital; and (iv) multiplied by 4 in the case of a tier 4 hospital. “Public payer mix”, the public payer mix for fiscal year 2020 calculated using data published by the center for health information and analysis in April 2022 in its databook titled Massachusetts Hospital Profiles.
          “Statewide median relative price”, the statewide median cross-payer relative price for calendar year 2019 as determined by the center for health information and analysis.
          “Statewide relative price”, the statewide cross-payer relative price for calendar year 2019 as published in March 2022 by the center for health information and analysis in its databook titled Relative Price and Provider Price Variation in the Massachusetts Commercial Market.
          “Tier 1 hospital”, an acute care hospital licensed under section 51 of chapter 111 of the General Laws that has: (i) a statewide relative price less than 145 per cent of the statewide median relative price; and (ii) a public payer mix that is greater than 50 per cent.
          “Tier 2 hospital”, an acute care hospital licensed under said section 51 of said chapter 111 that has: (i) a statewide relative price less than 125 per cent of the statewide median relative price; and (ii) a public payer mix that is greater than 60 per cent.
          “Tier 3 hospital”, an acute care hospital licensed under said section 51 of said chapter 111 that has: (i) a statewide relative price less than 110 per cent of the statewide median relative price; and (ii) a public payer mix that is greater than 65 per cent.
          “Tier 4 hospital”, an acute care hospital licensed under said section 51 of said chapter 111 that has: (i) a statewide relative price less than 90 per cent of the statewide median relative price; and (ii) a public payer mix that is greater than 70 per cent.
          “Total acute hospital distribution amount”, an amount equal to $300,000,000.
          “Total adjustment amount”, an amount equal to the sum of all tier 1, tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4 hospitals’ net patient service revenue adjustments.
          (b) The secretary of health and human services shall direct funds to acute care hospitals licensed under section 51 of chapter 111 of the General Laws according to the following formula:
          (i) A tier 1 hospital shall receive a pro rata share of the total acute hospital distribution amount, which shall be calculated by dividing the hospital’s net patient service revenue adjustment by the total adjustment amount, multiplied by the total acute hospital distribution amount;
          (ii) A tier 2 hospital shall receive a pro rata share of the total acute hospital distribution amount, which shall be calculated by dividing the hospital’s net patient service revenue adjustment by the total adjustment amount, multiplied by the total acute hospital distribution amount;
          (iii) A tier 3 hospital shall receive a pro rata share of the total acute hospital distribution amount, which shall be calculated by dividing the hospital’s net patient service revenue adjustment by the total adjustment amount, multiplied by the total acute hospital distribution amount; and
          (iv) A tier 4 hospital shall receive a pro rata share of the total acute hospital distribution amount, which shall be calculated by dividing the hospital’s net patient service revenue adjustment by the total adjustment amount, multiplied by the total acute hospital distribution amount.
          (c) No hospital shall receive an award amount greater than $30,000,000. A hospital that has a relative price that is equal to or greater than 145 per cent of the statewide median relative price or that has a public payer mix that is equal to or less than 50 per cent shall not be eligible to receive funds under this section.

SECTION 251. (a) There shall be a special commission to examine the potential negative environmental and economic impacts caused by the discharge of spent fuel pool water, any materials created as a waste product of nuclear energy from spent fuel pools, including, but not limited to, processed water or any other liquid with elevated levels of radioactivity, including, but not limited to, tritium or boron, associated with the decommissioning of any nuclear power plant, into the waters of the commonwealth. Waters of the commonwealth shall include all waters under the jurisdiction of the division of marine fisheries, including, but not limited to, bays, coastal waters, canals, rivers and streams.
         (b) The commission shall consist of the following 13 members: the attorney general or a designee, who shall serve as co-chair; the governor or a designee; the secretary of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs or a designee, who shall serve as co-chair; the senate president or a designee; the speaker of the house of representatives or a designee; the senate minority leader or a designee; the house of representatives minority leader or a designee; the chairs of the joint committee on the environment, natural resources and agriculture or their designees; the commissioner of the department of environmental protection or a designee; the commissioner of the department of public health or a designee; the executive director of the office of travel and tourism or a designee; and the director of the division of marine fisheries or a designee.
         (c) The commission shall: (i) examine and investigate the potential environmental and economic impacts, including impacts to consumer perception of the discharge spent fuel wastewater on the fishing, aquaculture, tourism, restaurant industries and other sectors deemed appropriate by the commission; and (ii) make recommendations on measures to mitigate or avoid potential negative impacts on such industries.
         (d) The commission shall hold not less than 4 listening sessions, with not less than 1 listening session in the following counties: Dukes, Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable; provided, however, that upon the completion of its report under this section, the commission shall provide a public presentation in said counties. Not later than November 1, 2024 the commission shall file a report on the results of its study with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture, the joint committee on public health, the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development, the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the senate and house committees on ways and means.
         (e) There shall be no discharge of spent fuel pool water, any materials created as a waste product of nuclear energy from spent fuel pools, including, but not limited to, processed water or any other liquid with elevated levels of radioactivity, including, but not limited to, tritium or boron into the waters of the commonwealth until 90 days after the issuance of the commission’s report.

SECTION 252. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of health and human services shall submit an application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a waiver of 42 U.S.C. 1396b(w)(3)(B) and 42 U.S.C. 1396b(w)(3)(C) relative to the nursing home assessment established in section 63 of chapter 118E of the General Laws.
         (b) The waiver application shall seek approval to amend the groups of nursing facilities subject to the assessment and the amount of assessment liability imposed on each group. Specifically, the waiver application shall specify the following: (1) a nursing facility shall be classified as 1 of the following 2 groups: (i) group I shall include nursing facilities that do not meet the criteria for group II; and (ii) group II shall include (A) non-profit continuing care retirement communities and non-profit residential care facilities, (B) non-profit facilities with total Medicaid days in excess of a threshold level of days established in regulations promulgated by the executive office of health and human services, and (C) nursing facilities that have a Medicaid utilization rate in excess of a threshold Medicaid utilization rate established in regulations promulgated by the executive office of health and human services; (2) all facilities in group I shall pay an assessment at the rate established in regulations promulgated by the secretary of health and human services in conformity with the total annual assessment revenue amount established by section 63 of chapter 118E of the General Laws; (3) all facilities in group II shall pay an assessment at a rate equal to 30 per cent of the assessment rate imposed on nursing facilities in group I. The waiver application shall be structured in a manner that shall qualify it for automatic approval by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pursuant to 42 C.F.R. 433.68. If the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declines to approve such application, or otherwise indicates that such application must be modified to be approved, the executive office of health and human services shall update the application in such a way that results in approval by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
          Governor returned the following section with a recommendation of amendment, for message see H5389
         SECTION 253. (a) Notwithstanding section 141 of chapter 47 of the acts of 2017, a member who made an election under section 90G¾ of chapter 32 of the General Laws prior to the enactment of section 28 of chapter 47 of the acts of 2017, may, within 60 days of the effective date of this act, repeal such election and be credited with any years of service subsequent to such election; provided, however, that such member: (i) has maintained continuous service since making such election; and (ii) is a member continuing in service as of the effective date of this act; provided, further, that such service shall not be credited until such member has paid into the annuity savings fund of such system, in 1 sum or in installments, upon such terms and conditions as the board may prescribe, makeup payments, for each year of creditable service sought, of an amount equal to the per cent of the regular annual compensation of the member when said member entered the retirement system.

(b) Not later than 90 days after the effective date of this section, the state retirement board shall: (i) assess whether Internal Revenue Service letters of determination or a ruling on whether subsection (a) may be implemented without impairing the compliance of either or both the optional retirement plan and the state employees’ retirement system with the Internal Revenue Code of 2022 is necessary; and (ii) request, if necessary, letters of determination or ruling from the Internal Revenue Service; provided, however, that if the state retirement board determination or ruling is necessary, subsection (a) shall not take effect unless and until the Internal Revenue Service issues a favorable ruling or determination that determines that the transfers described in this section will not result in non-compliance of either or both the optional retirement program and the state employees’ retirement system with the Internal Revenue Code.

SECTION 254. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of health and human services shall, not later than November 30, 2022 provide to the comptroller information on the amount of the federal financial participation revenues claimed and received by the commonwealth for eligible expenditures made from the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Trust Fund established in section 2SSSS of chapter 29 of the General Laws for fiscal year 2022 that are attributable to the increase to the federal medical assistance percentage authorized by section 6008 of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Public Law 116-127. The comptroller shall credit said amount to the General Fund and not the MassHealth Delivery System Reform Trust Fund in fiscal year 2022.

SECTION 255. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of health and human services may expend from the Health Information Technology Trust Fund, established pursuant to section 35RR of chapter 10 of the General Laws, any grants, premiums, gifts, reimbursements or other contributions received by the commonwealth for the purposes described in subsection (a) of the Portable Order for Life Sustaining Treatment Trust Fund, established under section 2AAAAAA of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, however, that any grants, premiums, gifts, reimbursements or other contributions received by the commonwealth for said purposes remaining in the Health Information Technology Trust Fund as of the effective date of this act shall be transferred to the Portable Order for Life Sustaining Treatment Trust Fund.

SECTION 256. (a) Notwithstanding section 2YYYY of chapter 29 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 17 of chapter 126 of the acts of 2022, in fiscal year 2022, the secretary may expend from the Substance Use Disorder Federal Reinvestment Trust Fund, without further appropriation: (i) not more than $100,000,000 to expand and support the residential treatment system to treat individuals with a substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder; (ii) not more than $40,000,000 to expand and support access to medication assisted treatment; (iii) not more than $20,000,000 to expand and support access to recovery treatment support services; and (iv) not more than $50,000,000 to implement and support the American Society of Addiction Medicine assessment and care planning across substance use treatment providers. For the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the fund may incur expenses, and the comptroller shall certify for payment, amounts not to exceed the most recent revenue estimate as certified by the MassHealth director, as reported in the state accounting system. Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation and money remaining in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to be in deficit at any point.
          (b) The secretary shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery on expenditures from the fund that support the components of the roadmap for behavioral health reform in fiscal year 2022; provided, however, that the report shall include: (i) information on which components of the roadmap such funds are allocated to support; and (ii) a breakdown of the progress and status of any such components of the roadmap.

SECTION 257. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the unexpended balance of funds made available for Northstar Learning Centers, Inc. in item 7002-1120 of section 2A of chapter 228 of the acts of 2018 for the construction of an early childhood center in the city of New Bedford shall be made available until June 30, 2025.

SECTION 258. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall transfer: (i) an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 from the General Fund to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established in section 6 of chapter 23I of the General Laws; and (ii) an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 from the General Fund to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Trust Fund established in section 9 of chapter 44B of the General Laws.

SECTION 259. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall transfer to the Transitional Escrow Fund established in section 16 of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021, as amended by section 4 of chapter 98 of the acts of 2022, an amount equal to the fiscal year 2022 consolidated net surplus. The transfer pursuant to this section shall be made from the positive undesignated fund balances in the budgetary funds. Before certifying the consolidated net surplus under this section, the comptroller shall, to the extent possible, eliminate deficits in any fund contributing to the surplus by transferring positive fund balances from any other fund contributing to the surplus.

SECTION 260. (a) On or before November 30, 2022, the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the Massachusetts emergency management agency, shall estimate the amount of federal reimbursements claimed or anticipated to be claimed but not yet received by August 31, 2022 in connection with costs incurred or balances designated in fiscal year 2022 associated with the response to the 2019 novel coronavirus.
          (b) On or before November 30, 2022, the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services, shall estimate the amount of federal reimbursements claimed or anticipated to be claimed but not yet received by August 31, 2022 in connection with costs incurred or balances designated in fiscal year 2022 pursuant to section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2 and any related guidance issued by the federal government.
          (c) For the purposes of certifying the amount of the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds at the close of fiscal year 2022 pursuant to section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the comptroller shall record the estimates for each budgetary fund made pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) as statutory receivables in fiscal year 2022.

SECTION 261. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, on or before November 30, 2022 the secretary of administration and finance shall estimate the amount of revenue anticipated but not yet received by August 31, 2022 and any further necessary adjustments, including, but not limited to, expenditure refunds, corrections or other required changes, which will be credited to the Massachusetts Coronavirus Relief Fund established in section 98 of chapter 124 of the acts of 2020, provided that this estimate shall not exceed $65,000,000. (b) For the purposes of calculating the ending balance of the Massachusetts Coronavirus Relief Fund for fiscal year 2022, the comptroller shall record the estimates for the Massachusetts Coronavirus Relief Fund as calculated in subsection (a) as statutory receivables in fiscal year 2022. (c) Prior to the issuance of the fiscal year 2023 Statutory Basis Financial Report, the comptroller shall eliminate any negative balance in the Massachusetts Coronavirus Relief Fund with a transfer from the General Fund.

SECTION 262. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, grants from the amounts collected pursuant to subsection (a) of section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws allocated to regional tourism councils pursuant to clause (ii) of subsection (d) of said section 13T of said chapter 23A for fiscal year 2023 shall be distributed no later than November 30, 2022 pursuant to a transfer schedule determined by the executive office for administration and finance.

SECTION 263. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, grants from the amounts collected pursuant to subsection (b) of section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws allocated to regional tourism councils pursuant to clause (ii) of subsection (d) of said section 13T of said chapter 23A for fiscal year 2022 shall be distributed no later than November 30, 2022 pursuant to a transfer schedule determined by the executive office for administration and finance.

SECTION 264. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, items funded in this act, including appropriations in sections 2 and 2A and all other authorized uses, shall be supported through the following resources, unless specifically designated otherwise: (i) up to $510,000,000 from the federal COVID-19 response fund established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; and (ii) money from the General Fund; provided, however, that the secretary of administration and finance shall ensure that the coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund monies received under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, 42 U.S.C. 802, comply with applicable federal law, including statutes, regulations and sub-regulatory guidance; provided further, that the appropriations in the items funded in said sections 2 and 2A shall not be used to supplant existing appropriations. The secretary shall continue quarterly reporting consistent with the quarterly reports required in section 81 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021 that detail the source of revenue matched to each item in this act for all expenditures made during that quarter.

SECTION 265. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than 14 days after the effective date of this act the comptroller shall transfer up to $100,000,000 of the undesignated fund balance in the General Fund to the Unemployment Compensation Fund established in section 48 of chapter 151A of the General Laws.

SECTION 266. To provide for the continued availability of a bond-funded spending authorization that otherwise would expire, the balance of item 7002-0016 of section 2 of chapter 112 of the acts of 2018, as amended by section 46 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021, and any allocations thereof shall be extended to June 30, 2025 for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the item in the original authorization, and any amendments to such authorization.

SECTION 267. The salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the following collective bargaining agreements shall be effective for the purposes of section 7 of chapter 150E of the General Laws:
          (1) between the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Coalition of Public Safety, Unit 5;
          (2) between the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Society of Professors, Amherst Campus, Unit A50;
          (3) between the University of Massachusetts and the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA) Local 190, Amherst Campus, Unit A07;
          (4) between the University of Massachusetts and the MTA/NEA Classified, Boston Campus, Unit B31 & B32;
          (5) between the University of Massachusetts and the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA) Local 290, Boston Campus, Unit B33;
          (6) between the commonwealth of Massachusetts, Essex North and South Registries of Deeds and AFSCME Local 653, Council 93, Administrative Unit;
          (7) between the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Coalition of Public Safety, Unit 5x, Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Investigators Association; and
          (8) between the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State Police Association of Massachusetts, Unit 5A and C22.

SECTION 268. Sections 5, 114 and 116 shall take effect upon the execution of the transfer agreement between the department of public health and the division of occupational licensure required pursuant to chapter 39 of the acts of 2021 or January 1, 2023, whichever occurs first.

SECTION 269. The credits authorized in subsection (aa) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 7 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2022, and section 38KK of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 8 of said chapter 154, shall be available for qualified employees who are hired after July 1, 2022 and shall be available for the tax year beginning on January 1, 2023 and for subsequent tax years.

SECTION 270. Section 228 shall take effect as of April 1, 2022.

SECTION 271. Subsection (bb) and (cc) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 103, and sections 38LL and 38MM of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 106, shall apply for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 272. Said subsection (bb) and (cc) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as inserted by section 103, and said sections 38LL and 38MM of said chapter 63, as inserted by section 106, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 273. Section 272 shall take effect on January 1, 2033.

Approved, (in part) November 10, 2022.