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For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams... For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield $456,085 0540-1800..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving funds under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government and in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth.Each agency, board, department, commission or division of the commonwealth, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment. In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the Commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E.For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell $1,153,041 0540-1500..For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge $3,176,531 0540-1600..Click here to return to the page you were visiting.

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For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams... For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield $456,085 0540-1800..

For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......

All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving funds under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government and in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth.

Each agency, board, department, commission or division of the commonwealth, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment. In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the Commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E.

,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than 0,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of ; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than ,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving funds under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government and in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth.Each agency, board, department, commission or division of the commonwealth, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment. In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the Commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E.For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell

For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams... For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield $456,085 0540-1800..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving funds under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government and in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth.Each agency, board, department, commission or division of the commonwealth, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment. In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the Commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E.For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell $1,153,041 0540-1500..For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge $3,176,531 0540-1600..Click here to return to the page you were visiting.

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For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams... For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield $456,085 0540-1800..

For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......

All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving funds under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government and in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth.

Each agency, board, department, commission or division of the commonwealth, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment. In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the Commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E.

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The Governor may approve or veto the entire budget, veto or reduce specific line items, veto outside sections or submit changes as an amendment to the budget for further consideration by the Legislature.The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws including, but not limited to, payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefit costs; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 20 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions, including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on November 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current period to the previous 3 fiscal years; and provided further, that these reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defenders; (ii) the number of cases handled by the committee in each month, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (iii) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders, delineated by division and courthouse; (iv) the progress made to reach the 20 per cent representation mandate assigned to public defender staff attorneys; (v) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (vi) the number of public defenders currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year, delineated by division; (vii) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (viii) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (ix) the number of cases assigned to private bar advocates; (x) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates; (xi) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (xii) the billable hours of private counsel, delineated by travel time and time spent in court, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time and research time; (xiii) any changes to the private bar billing system and any billing improvements that have been made; (xiv) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year for the previous 3 fiscal years; (xv) a summary of all spending for psychologists, psychiatrists and investigators with the total number of hours billed, the number of unique vendors and the average number of hours billed; and (xvi) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, and under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than ,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of persons who are indigent, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than

The Governor may approve or veto the entire budget, veto or reduce specific line items, veto outside sections or submit changes as an amendment to the budget for further consideration by the Legislature.

The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws including, but not limited to, payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefit costs; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 20 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions, including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on November 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current period to the previous 3 fiscal years; and provided further, that these reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defenders; (ii) the number of cases handled by the committee in each month, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (iii) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders, delineated by division and courthouse; (iv) the progress made to reach the 20 per cent representation mandate assigned to public defender staff attorneys; (v) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (vi) the number of public defenders currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year, delineated by division; (vii) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (viii) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (ix) the number of cases assigned to private bar advocates; (x) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates; (xi) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (xii) the billable hours of private counsel, delineated by travel time and time spent in court, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time and research time; (xiii) any changes to the private bar billing system and any billing improvements that have been made; (xiv) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year for the previous 3 fiscal years; (xv) a summary of all spending for psychologists, psychiatrists and investigators with the total number of hours billed, the number of unique vendors and the average number of hours billed; and (xvi) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, and under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of persons who are indigent, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services from the corporation, delineated by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Quintana Center Immigration Legal Clinic in the Merrimack Valley For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term, or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2018, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer 0330-0599 For a probation program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2018 as selected in fiscal year 2017 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the model and to collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 12 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 16, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the potential sites selected for new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes .....................

For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..

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The Governor may approve or veto the entire budget, veto or reduce specific line items, veto outside sections or submit changes as an amendment to the budget for further consideration by the Legislature.The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws including, but not limited to, payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefit costs; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 20 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions, including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on November 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current period to the previous 3 fiscal years; and provided further, that these reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defenders; (ii) the number of cases handled by the committee in each month, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (iii) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders, delineated by division and courthouse; (iv) the progress made to reach the 20 per cent representation mandate assigned to public defender staff attorneys; (v) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (vi) the number of public defenders currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year, delineated by division; (vii) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (viii) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (ix) the number of cases assigned to private bar advocates; (x) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates; (xi) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (xii) the billable hours of private counsel, delineated by travel time and time spent in court, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time and research time; (xiii) any changes to the private bar billing system and any billing improvements that have been made; (xiv) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year for the previous 3 fiscal years; (xv) a summary of all spending for psychologists, psychiatrists and investigators with the total number of hours billed, the number of unique vendors and the average number of hours billed; and (xvi) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, and under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of persons who are indigent, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services from the corporation, delineated by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Quintana Center Immigration Legal Clinic in the Merrimack Valley For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term, or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2018, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer 0330-0599 For a probation program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2018 as selected in fiscal year 2017 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the model and to collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 12 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 16, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the potential sites selected for new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes .....................For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..

,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services from the corporation, delineated by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than ,000 shall be expended to the Quintana Center Immigration Legal Clinic in the Merrimack Valley For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term, or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2018, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer 0330-0599 For a probation program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2018 as selected in fiscal year 2017 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the model and to collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 12 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 16, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the potential sites selected for new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes .....................For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg 8,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers ,311,589 0810-0021.. ,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services 4,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to

The Governor may approve or veto the entire budget, veto or reduce specific line items, veto outside sections or submit changes as an amendment to the budget for further consideration by the Legislature.

The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws including, but not limited to, payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefit costs; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 20 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions, including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on November 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current period to the previous 3 fiscal years; and provided further, that these reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defenders; (ii) the number of cases handled by the committee in each month, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (iii) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders, delineated by division and courthouse; (iv) the progress made to reach the 20 per cent representation mandate assigned to public defender staff attorneys; (v) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (vi) the number of public defenders currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year, delineated by division; (vii) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (viii) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (ix) the number of cases assigned to private bar advocates; (x) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates; (xi) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (xii) the billable hours of private counsel, delineated by travel time and time spent in court, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time and research time; (xiii) any changes to the private bar billing system and any billing improvements that have been made; (xiv) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year for the previous 3 fiscal years; (xv) a summary of all spending for psychologists, psychiatrists and investigators with the total number of hours billed, the number of unique vendors and the average number of hours billed; and (xvi) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, and under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of persons who are indigent, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services from the corporation, delineated by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Quintana Center Immigration Legal Clinic in the Merrimack Valley For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term, or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2018, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer 0330-0599 For a probation program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2018 as selected in fiscal year 2017 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the model and to collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 12 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 16, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the potential sites selected for new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes .....................

For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..

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The Governor may approve or veto the entire budget, veto or reduce specific line items, veto outside sections or submit changes as an amendment to the budget for further consideration by the Legislature.The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws including, but not limited to, payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefit costs; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 20 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions, including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on November 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current period to the previous 3 fiscal years; and provided further, that these reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defenders; (ii) the number of cases handled by the committee in each month, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (iii) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders, delineated by division and courthouse; (iv) the progress made to reach the 20 per cent representation mandate assigned to public defender staff attorneys; (v) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (vi) the number of public defenders currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year, delineated by division; (vii) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (viii) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (ix) the number of cases assigned to private bar advocates; (x) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates; (xi) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (xii) the billable hours of private counsel, delineated by travel time and time spent in court, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time and research time; (xiii) any changes to the private bar billing system and any billing improvements that have been made; (xiv) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year for the previous 3 fiscal years; (xv) a summary of all spending for psychologists, psychiatrists and investigators with the total number of hours billed, the number of unique vendors and the average number of hours billed; and (xvi) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, and under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of persons who are indigent, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services from the corporation, delineated by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Quintana Center Immigration Legal Clinic in the Merrimack Valley For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term, or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2018, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer 0330-0599 For a probation program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2018 as selected in fiscal year 2017 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the model and to collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 12 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 16, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the potential sites selected for new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes .....................For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..

,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety ,431,406 4100-0061..

For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester ,232,873 0610-0000.. For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall.......... For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111.... For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws... For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item......................................................... For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers’ compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings............................................... For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item.................. For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law and those employers or employees who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws.......................... For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12................ For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices; provided, that the office of the attorney general shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2018 on the results of this program, including the effectiveness of investigations, opioid and trafficking settlements pursued and long-term plans for the program........................ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed

For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester $2,232,873 0610-0000.. For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall.......... For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111.... For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws... For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item......................................................... For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers’ compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings............................................... For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item.................. For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law and those employers or employees who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws.......................... For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12................ For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices; provided, that the office of the attorney general shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2018 on the results of this program, including the effectiveness of investigations, opioid and trafficking settlements pursued and long-term plans for the program........................ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system....................................................... For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 15, 2018; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended on an office to serve Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties in the western part of the commonwealth; and provided further, that the office shall use reasonable efforts to operate the office on existing state property................................................. For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 1, 2018, the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall be maintained at the levels provided in fiscal year 2017..................................................... For the operation of the office of the inspector general $2,588,525 0910-0210.. For the administration of the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in the item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws... For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that for functions not being performed by the plant before July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 60 days before taking any such action; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Fishing Academy, Inc. For the center for health information and analysis, which may expend for the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims database not more than $875,000 from amounts paid to the center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal financial participation associated with the collection and administration of health care claims data; provided, that retained revenues in excess of the appropriation for the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year without further appropriation. For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind....................................................... For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network......................... For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients ...................................................... For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees $3,340,735 4120-0200..

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable.

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For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester $2,232,873 0610-0000.. For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall.......... For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111.... For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws... For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item......................................................... For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers’ compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings............................................... For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item.................. For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law and those employers or employees who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws.......................... For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12................ For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices; provided, that the office of the attorney general shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2018 on the results of this program, including the effectiveness of investigations, opioid and trafficking settlements pursued and long-term plans for the program........................ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system....................................................... For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 15, 2018; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended on an office to serve Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties in the western part of the commonwealth; and provided further, that the office shall use reasonable efforts to operate the office on existing state property................................................. For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 1, 2018, the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall be maintained at the levels provided in fiscal year 2017..................................................... For the operation of the office of the inspector general $2,588,525 0910-0210.. For the administration of the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in the item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws... For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that for functions not being performed by the plant before July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 60 days before taking any such action; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Fishing Academy, Inc. For the center for health information and analysis, which may expend for the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims database not more than $875,000 from amounts paid to the center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal financial participation associated with the collection and administration of health care claims data; provided, that retained revenues in excess of the appropriation for the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year without further appropriation. For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind....................................................... For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network......................... For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients ...................................................... For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees $3,340,735 4120-0200..Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable.Click the Quick Info Quick Facts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.$20,903,499 0339-1005 For a competitive grant program to be administered by the office of the commissioner of probation for cities and towns, acting either individually or jointly, to pilot or expand multidisciplinary approaches to divert juveniles and young adults from the juvenile and criminal justice systems prior to arrest or arraignment through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention serving youths and their families, including: (i) connecting youths to mental health services; (ii) providing youth development activities and mentoring; (iii) promoting school safety, family home visits, juvenile diversion programs and restorative justice and mediation programs; and (iv) providing assistance for families and schools to navigate the legal system; provided, that eligible applicants may partner with nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services; provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall give preference to applications that: (a) clearly outline a comprehensive plan for municipalities to collaborate with law enforcement, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to address juvenile delinquency and young adult crime; (b) include written commitments of municipalities, law enforcement agencies, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to collaborate; (c) make a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25 per cent matching grant provided by either municipal or private contributions; and (d) identify a local governmental unit to serve as the fiscal agent for the proposed programs and services; and provided further, that administrative costs for successful grant applications shall not exceed 5 per cent of the value of the grant.............. For the Suffolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the domestic violence unit and the children’s advocacy center; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000......... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office....................... For the Middlesex district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Middlesex district attorney’s office for a countywide assessment of opioid prevention, intervention and treatment programs................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office..................... For the Eastern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000.......................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office....................... For the Worcester district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000.......................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office..................... For the Hampden district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office....................... For the Northwestern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000; and provided further, that not less than $149,700 shall be expended for the anti-crime task force.............. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.................. For the Norfolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office....................... For the Plymouth district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office ..................... For the Bristol district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office....................... For the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office................... For the Berkshire district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the drug task force and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force ............................ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office..................... For the implementation and administration of drug diversion programs for young-adult non-violent drug offenders; provided, that individuals using heroin who are arrested for nonviolent crimes shall be eligible for the drug diversion program; provided further, that individuals charged with violent crimes shall not be eligible for participation in a drug diversion program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may contract with any organization for the purpose of administering a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may contract with an organization to administer a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office for such purpose; provided further, that such programs shall be designed in consultation with the department of public health; provided further, that eligible drug diversion programs shall offer pre-arraignment or post-arraignment programs for non-violent drug offenders to provide candidates the opportunity to receive comprehensive substance use treatment services in lieu of prosecution through the traditional court process; provided further, that treatment plans may include, but shall not be limited to, inpatient, outpatient and step-down recovery services; provided further, that diversion program candidates without insurance coverage for such services shall not be denied access to the program based on the inability to pay; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (ii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iii) the administration and cost of the program; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association ........ For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys’ offices automation, case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney’s office for further investigation; (ii) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (iii) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remain open as of the date for submission of the report; and (iv) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than March 15, 2018; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys’ offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than January 16, 2018; provided further, that the association shall provide the 11 district attorneys’ offices with an agreed-upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that the district attorneys’ offices shall submit the report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the template shall include, delineated by charge type: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment in each department of the trial court; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed of in each department of the trial court; (c) the number of cases appealed to the appeals courts, the supreme judicial court, a single justice of the appeals court or supreme judicial court or any other appeals; and (d) the number of cases reviewed but not charged; and (e) the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; and provided further, that each district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before transferring any funds from the AA object class of each district attorney’s administrative line item and means of its intention to make that transfer.. For the retention of assistant district attorneys with more than 3 years of experience; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11 district attorneys’ offices; provided further, that the association shall develop a formula for distribution of the funds; provided further, that funds distributed from this item to the district attorneys’ offices shall be used for retention purposes and shall not be transferred out of the AA object class; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office for such purpose; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the methodology used to determine the amount to be disbursed; (ii) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (iii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iv) the number of assistant district attorneys from each office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the administrative costs of the association. For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network.............. For the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor and the governor’s council; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item may be used at the discretion of the governor for the payment of extraordinary expenses not otherwise provided for and for transfer to appropriation accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s commission on intellectual disability; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s development coordinating council; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, established in section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 shall continue during fiscal year 2018.............................................. For the operation of the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary may transfer funds between items 0540-0900, 0540-1000, 0540-1100, 0540-1200, 0540-1300, 0540-1400, 0540-1500, 0540-1600, 0540-1700, 0540-1800, 0540-1900, 0540-20-2100 under an allocation schedule which shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before the transfer; and provided further, that each register of deeds using electronic record books shall ensure that all methods of electronically recording instruments conform to the regulations or standards established by the secretary of the commonwealth and the records conservation board............................ For the secretary of the commonwealth; provided, that the secretary may expend retained revenues not to exceed $15,000 from the sale of merchandise at the state house gift shop to restock gift shop inventory................................................. For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division shall implement a corporate dissolution program; and provided further, that the secretary shall file biannual reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of reports filed as a result of this program and the amount of revenue generated for the commonwealth................... For the operation of the archives division; provided, that $200,000 shall be expended for preservation matching grants for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to preserve veterans monuments, memorials and other significant sites and historic documents; and provided further, that the program shall be administered by the state historic records advisory board................................... For the operation of the records center................... For the operation of the archives facility............... For the operation of the commonwealth museum............. For the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall contract with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to provide the commonwealth with technical assistance on United States census data and to prepare annual population estimates; provided, that the contract shall be for not less than $325,000............. For the operation of the address confidentiality program. For the printing of public documents..................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden $1,752,422 0540-1300..

,000,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system....................................................... For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 15, 2018; provided further, that not less than ,000 shall be expended on an office to serve Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties in the western part of the commonwealth; and provided further, that the office shall use reasonable efforts to operate the office on existing state property................................................. For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 1, 2018, the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall be maintained at the levels provided in fiscal year 2017..................................................... For the operation of the office of the inspector general ,588,525 0910-0210.. For the administration of the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in the item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws... For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that 0,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that for functions not being performed by the plant before July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 60 days before taking any such action; provided further, that not less than 5,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than ,000 shall be expended for the Fishing Academy, Inc. For the center for health information and analysis, which may expend for the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims database not more than 5,000 from amounts paid to the center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal financial participation associated with the collection and administration of health care claims data; provided, that retained revenues in excess of the appropriation for the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year without further appropriation. For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind....................................................... For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network......................... For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients ...................................................... For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees ,340,735 4120-0200..Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable.Click the Quick Info Quick Facts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.,903,499 0339-1005 For a competitive grant program to be administered by the office of the commissioner of probation for cities and towns, acting either individually or jointly, to pilot or expand multidisciplinary approaches to divert juveniles and young adults from the juvenile and criminal justice systems prior to arrest or arraignment through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention serving youths and their families, including: (i) connecting youths to mental health services; (ii) providing youth development activities and mentoring; (iii) promoting school safety, family home visits, juvenile diversion programs and restorative justice and mediation programs; and (iv) providing assistance for families and schools to navigate the legal system; provided, that eligible applicants may partner with nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services; provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall give preference to applications that: (a) clearly outline a comprehensive plan for municipalities to collaborate with law enforcement, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to address juvenile delinquency and young adult crime; (b) include written commitments of municipalities, law enforcement agencies, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to collaborate; (c) make a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25 per cent matching grant provided by either municipal or private contributions; and (d) identify a local governmental unit to serve as the fiscal agent for the proposed programs and services; and provided further, that administrative costs for successful grant applications shall not exceed 5 per cent of the value of the grant.............. For the Suffolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the domestic violence unit and the children’s advocacy center; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000......... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office....................... For the Middlesex district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000; and provided further, that not less than ,000 shall be expended to the Middlesex district attorney’s office for a countywide assessment of opioid prevention, intervention and treatment programs................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office..................... For the Eastern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000.......................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office....................... For the Worcester district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000.......................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office..................... For the Hampden district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office....................... For the Northwestern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000; and provided further, that not less than 9,700 shall be expended for the anti-crime task force.............. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.................. For the Norfolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office....................... For the Plymouth district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office ..................... For the Bristol district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office....................... For the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office................... For the Berkshire district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the drug task force and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than ,000; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force ............................ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office..................... For the implementation and administration of drug diversion programs for young-adult non-violent drug offenders; provided, that individuals using heroin who are arrested for nonviolent crimes shall be eligible for the drug diversion program; provided further, that individuals charged with violent crimes shall not be eligible for participation in a drug diversion program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may contract with any organization for the purpose of administering a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may contract with an organization to administer a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that not more than 0,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office for such purpose; provided further, that such programs shall be designed in consultation with the department of public health; provided further, that eligible drug diversion programs shall offer pre-arraignment or post-arraignment programs for non-violent drug offenders to provide candidates the opportunity to receive comprehensive substance use treatment services in lieu of prosecution through the traditional court process; provided further, that treatment plans may include, but shall not be limited to, inpatient, outpatient and step-down recovery services; provided further, that diversion program candidates without insurance coverage for such services shall not be denied access to the program based on the inability to pay; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (ii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iii) the administration and cost of the program; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association ........ For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys’ offices automation, case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney’s office for further investigation; (ii) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (iii) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remain open as of the date for submission of the report; and (iv) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than March 15, 2018; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys’ offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than January 16, 2018; provided further, that the association shall provide the 11 district attorneys’ offices with an agreed-upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that the district attorneys’ offices shall submit the report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the template shall include, delineated by charge type: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment in each department of the trial court; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed of in each department of the trial court; (c) the number of cases appealed to the appeals courts, the supreme judicial court, a single justice of the appeals court or supreme judicial court or any other appeals; and (d) the number of cases reviewed but not charged; and (e) the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; and provided further, that each district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before transferring any funds from the AA object class of each district attorney’s administrative line item and means of its intention to make that transfer.. For the retention of assistant district attorneys with more than 3 years of experience; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11 district attorneys’ offices; provided further, that the association shall develop a formula for distribution of the funds; provided further, that funds distributed from this item to the district attorneys’ offices shall be used for retention purposes and shall not be transferred out of the AA object class; provided further, that not more than 0,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office for such purpose; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the methodology used to determine the amount to be disbursed; (ii) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (iii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iv) the number of assistant district attorneys from each office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the administrative costs of the association. For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network.............. For the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor and the governor’s council; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item may be used at the discretion of the governor for the payment of extraordinary expenses not otherwise provided for and for transfer to appropriation accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s commission on intellectual disability; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s development coordinating council; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, established in section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 shall continue during fiscal year 2018.............................................. For the operation of the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary may transfer funds between items 0540-0900, 0540-1000, 0540-1100, 0540-1200, 0540-1300, 0540-1400, 0540-1500, 0540-1600, 0540-1700, 0540-1800, 0540-1900, 0540-20-2100 under an allocation schedule which shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before the transfer; and provided further, that each register of deeds using electronic record books shall ensure that all methods of electronically recording instruments conform to the regulations or standards established by the secretary of the commonwealth and the records conservation board............................ For the secretary of the commonwealth; provided, that the secretary may expend retained revenues not to exceed ,000 from the sale of merchandise at the state house gift shop to restock gift shop inventory................................................. For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division shall implement a corporate dissolution program; and provided further, that the secretary shall file biannual reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of reports filed as a result of this program and the amount of revenue generated for the commonwealth................... For the operation of the archives division; provided, that 0,000 shall be expended for preservation matching grants for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to preserve veterans monuments, memorials and other significant sites and historic documents; and provided further, that the program shall be administered by the state historic records advisory board................................... For the operation of the records center................... For the operation of the archives facility............... For the operation of the commonwealth museum............. For the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall contract with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to provide the commonwealth with technical assistance on United States census data and to prepare annual population estimates; provided, that the contract shall be for not less than 5,000............. For the operation of the address confidentiality program. For the printing of public documents..................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden

For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester $2,232,873 0610-0000.. For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall.......... For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111.... For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws... For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item......................................................... For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers’ compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings............................................... For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item.................. For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law and those employers or employees who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws.......................... For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12................ For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices; provided, that the office of the attorney general shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2018 on the results of this program, including the effectiveness of investigations, opioid and trafficking settlements pursued and long-term plans for the program........................ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system....................................................... For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 15, 2018; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended on an office to serve Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties in the western part of the commonwealth; and provided further, that the office shall use reasonable efforts to operate the office on existing state property................................................. For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 1, 2018, the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall be maintained at the levels provided in fiscal year 2017..................................................... For the operation of the office of the inspector general $2,588,525 0910-0210.. For the administration of the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in the item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws... For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that for functions not being performed by the plant before July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 60 days before taking any such action; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Fishing Academy, Inc. For the center for health information and analysis, which may expend for the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims database not more than $875,000 from amounts paid to the center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal financial participation associated with the collection and administration of health care claims data; provided, that retained revenues in excess of the appropriation for the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year without further appropriation. For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind....................................................... For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network......................... For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients ...................................................... For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees $3,340,735 4120-0200..

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable.

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For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester $2,232,873 0610-0000.. For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall.......... For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111.... For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws... For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth.. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item......................................................... For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers’ compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings............................................... For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item.................. For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law and those employers or employees who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws.......................... For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12................ For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices; provided, that the office of the attorney general shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2018 on the results of this program, including the effectiveness of investigations, opioid and trafficking settlements pursued and long-term plans for the program........................ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system....................................................... For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 15, 2018; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended on an office to serve Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties in the western part of the commonwealth; and provided further, that the office shall use reasonable efforts to operate the office on existing state property................................................. For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 1, 2018, the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall be maintained at the levels provided in fiscal year 2017..................................................... For the operation of the office of the inspector general $2,588,525 0910-0210.. For the administration of the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in the item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws... For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that for functions not being performed by the plant before July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 60 days before taking any such action; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Fishing Academy, Inc. For the center for health information and analysis, which may expend for the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims database not more than $875,000 from amounts paid to the center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal financial participation associated with the collection and administration of health care claims data; provided, that retained revenues in excess of the appropriation for the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year without further appropriation. For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind....................................................... For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network......................... For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients ...................................................... For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees $3,340,735 4120-0200..Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable.Click the Quick Info Quick Facts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.$20,903,499 0339-1005 For a competitive grant program to be administered by the office of the commissioner of probation for cities and towns, acting either individually or jointly, to pilot or expand multidisciplinary approaches to divert juveniles and young adults from the juvenile and criminal justice systems prior to arrest or arraignment through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention serving youths and their families, including: (i) connecting youths to mental health services; (ii) providing youth development activities and mentoring; (iii) promoting school safety, family home visits, juvenile diversion programs and restorative justice and mediation programs; and (iv) providing assistance for families and schools to navigate the legal system; provided, that eligible applicants may partner with nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services; provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall give preference to applications that: (a) clearly outline a comprehensive plan for municipalities to collaborate with law enforcement, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to address juvenile delinquency and young adult crime; (b) include written commitments of municipalities, law enforcement agencies, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to collaborate; (c) make a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25 per cent matching grant provided by either municipal or private contributions; and (d) identify a local governmental unit to serve as the fiscal agent for the proposed programs and services; and provided further, that administrative costs for successful grant applications shall not exceed 5 per cent of the value of the grant.............. For the Suffolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the domestic violence unit and the children’s advocacy center; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000......... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office....................... For the Middlesex district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Middlesex district attorney’s office for a countywide assessment of opioid prevention, intervention and treatment programs................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office..................... For the Eastern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000.......................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office....................... For the Worcester district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000.......................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office..................... For the Hampden district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office....................... For the Northwestern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000; and provided further, that not less than $149,700 shall be expended for the anti-crime task force.............. For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.................. For the Norfolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office....................... For the Plymouth district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office ..................... For the Bristol district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office....................... For the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000........................................... For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office................... For the Berkshire district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the drug task force and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force ............................ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office..................... For the implementation and administration of drug diversion programs for young-adult non-violent drug offenders; provided, that individuals using heroin who are arrested for nonviolent crimes shall be eligible for the drug diversion program; provided further, that individuals charged with violent crimes shall not be eligible for participation in a drug diversion program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may contract with any organization for the purpose of administering a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may contract with an organization to administer a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office for such purpose; provided further, that such programs shall be designed in consultation with the department of public health; provided further, that eligible drug diversion programs shall offer pre-arraignment or post-arraignment programs for non-violent drug offenders to provide candidates the opportunity to receive comprehensive substance use treatment services in lieu of prosecution through the traditional court process; provided further, that treatment plans may include, but shall not be limited to, inpatient, outpatient and step-down recovery services; provided further, that diversion program candidates without insurance coverage for such services shall not be denied access to the program based on the inability to pay; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (ii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iii) the administration and cost of the program; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association ........ For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys’ offices automation, case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney’s office for further investigation; (ii) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (iii) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remain open as of the date for submission of the report; and (iv) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than March 15, 2018; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys’ offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than January 16, 2018; provided further, that the association shall provide the 11 district attorneys’ offices with an agreed-upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that the district attorneys’ offices shall submit the report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the template shall include, delineated by charge type: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment in each department of the trial court; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed of in each department of the trial court; (c) the number of cases appealed to the appeals courts, the supreme judicial court, a single justice of the appeals court or supreme judicial court or any other appeals; and (d) the number of cases reviewed but not charged; and (e) the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; and provided further, that each district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before transferring any funds from the AA object class of each district attorney’s administrative line item and means of its intention to make that transfer.. For the retention of assistant district attorneys with more than 3 years of experience; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11 district attorneys’ offices; provided further, that the association shall develop a formula for distribution of the funds; provided further, that funds distributed from this item to the district attorneys’ offices shall be used for retention purposes and shall not be transferred out of the AA object class; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office for such purpose; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the methodology used to determine the amount to be disbursed; (ii) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (iii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iv) the number of assistant district attorneys from each office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the administrative costs of the association. For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network.............. For the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor and the governor’s council; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item may be used at the discretion of the governor for the payment of extraordinary expenses not otherwise provided for and for transfer to appropriation accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s commission on intellectual disability; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s development coordinating council; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, established in section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 shall continue during fiscal year 2018.............................................. For the operation of the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary may transfer funds between items 0540-0900, 0540-1000, 0540-1100, 0540-1200, 0540-1300, 0540-1400, 0540-1500, 0540-1600, 0540-1700, 0540-1800, 0540-1900, 0540-20-2100 under an allocation schedule which shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before the transfer; and provided further, that each register of deeds using electronic record books shall ensure that all methods of electronically recording instruments conform to the regulations or standards established by the secretary of the commonwealth and the records conservation board............................ For the secretary of the commonwealth; provided, that the secretary may expend retained revenues not to exceed $15,000 from the sale of merchandise at the state house gift shop to restock gift shop inventory................................................. For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division shall implement a corporate dissolution program; and provided further, that the secretary shall file biannual reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of reports filed as a result of this program and the amount of revenue generated for the commonwealth................... For the operation of the archives division; provided, that $200,000 shall be expended for preservation matching grants for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to preserve veterans monuments, memorials and other significant sites and historic documents; and provided further, that the program shall be administered by the state historic records advisory board................................... For the operation of the records center................... For the operation of the archives facility............... For the operation of the commonwealth museum............. For the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall contract with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to provide the commonwealth with technical assistance on United States census data and to prepare annual population estimates; provided, that the contract shall be for not less than $325,000............. For the operation of the address confidentiality program. For the printing of public documents..................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden $1,752,422 0540-1300..

,752,422 0540-1300..



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