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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..

$1,675,579 0330-0601 For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that the trial court shall, in coordination with partner departments and agencies, submit reports on interdepartmental service agreements made with the partner departments and agencies to the court administrator and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 2, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the amount of funding transferred to each specific agency or department for use in specialty courts; (ii) the specific intent of that transfer in relation to specialty court operations; (iii) any additional services implemented by way of the transfer; and (iv) the amount of unspent funds from the transfer at the time of reporting; and provided further, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court..........................

$3,232,881 0330-0612 For the administration of the sequential intercept model to serve individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders involved in the criminal justice system; provided, that the trial court shall continue to fund a project coordinator to oversee coordination, administration and financial oversight of the sequential intercept model; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2018, the project coordinator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the design of the sequential intercept model mappings; (ii) the locations of workshops held to advocate for the model; (iii) the number of cases in which the model has been utilized; (iv) the impact of the model on rehabilitation and recidivism; and (v) the cost avings associated with the model..........................

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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..$1,675,579 0330-0601 For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that the trial court shall, in coordination with partner departments and agencies, submit reports on interdepartmental service agreements made with the partner departments and agencies to the court administrator and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 2, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the amount of funding transferred to each specific agency or department for use in specialty courts; (ii) the specific intent of that transfer in relation to specialty court operations; (iii) any additional services implemented by way of the transfer; and (iv) the amount of unspent funds from the transfer at the time of reporting; and provided further, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court..........................$3,232,881 0330-0612 For the administration of the sequential intercept model to serve individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders involved in the criminal justice system; provided, that the trial court shall continue to fund a project coordinator to oversee coordination, administration and financial oversight of the sequential intercept model; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2018, the project coordinator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the design of the sequential intercept model mappings; (ii) the locations of workshops held to advocate for the model; (iii) the number of cases in which the model has been utilized; (iv) the impact of the model on rehabilitation and recidivism; and (v) the cost avings associated with the model..........................Click here to return to the page you were visiting.Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.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.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 operation of the alcoholic beverages control commission relative to the prevention of underage drinking and related programs including, but not limited to, applying for and obtaining federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives funds, grants and other federal appropriations; provided, that the commission may expend retained revenues up to $247,682 collected from fees generated by the commission; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission 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 costs associated with the investigation and enforcement division of the alcoholic beverages control commission’s implementation of the enhanced liquor enforcement programs known as safe campus, safe holidays, safe prom and safe summer; provided, that funds from this appropriation shall not support other operating costs of item 0610-0050........................................ For payments made to veterans pursuant to section 1 of chapter 646 of the acts of 1968, section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005, and section 11 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2009; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments. For bonus payments to war veterans........................ For the cost of group insurance premiums for retired municipal teachers and the audit of those premiums.............. For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws, of dental and vision benefits for active state employees, not including employees of authorities or any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits under a separate appropriation or by the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that such employees shall pay 15 per cent of the monthly premiums established by the commission for the benefits $8,631,072 1110-1000.. For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned land under sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter 58 of the General Laws.......................................... For reimbursements to qualifying cities and towns for additional educational costs under chapter 40S of the General Laws.. For the operation of the appellate tax board; provided, that the board shall schedule hearings in each county; and provided further, that the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than November 30, 2017 on its website the number of hearings held at each location............... For the appellate tax board which may expend revenues up to a maximum of $400,000 from fees collected; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the board 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 department of veterans’ services; provided, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the NEADS Assistance Dogs for Veterans program to train assistance dogs for veterans; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the veterans oral history project at the Morse Institute library in the town of Natick; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Museum of World War II; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended on staff to carry out the duties of the office established in section 12 of chapter 115A; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be allocated for Heidrea for Heroes, Inc. Veteran’s First Outreach Center to provide outreach services to veterans in Hampden county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc. For the department of veterans’ services, which may expend not more than $690,000 for the maintenance and operation of veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts and other contributions to the cemeteries.......................... For the training and certification of veterans' benefits and services officers................................................. For the train vets to treat vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with the William James College, Inc. For the commonwealth’s implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided, that the department may expend funds for the study and remediation of lead in public school drinking water; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a drinking water main-line in the town of Webster; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for costs related to the study, planning and engineering of a water line connection in the town of Ashby; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for costs related to the study, planning and engineering of a water line connection in the town of Sturbridge..................................... For the expenses of the hazardous waste cleanup and underground storage tank programs including, but not limited to, monitoring unlined landfills, notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 21J of the General Laws.......................................... For the brownfields site audit program................. For the division of ecological restoration and the riverways program and for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the positions funded in this line item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the Aberjona riverbank in the town of Winchester and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for projects associated with the restoration of natural resources and fish population in the Fore river watershed in city known as the town of Braintree $630,577 2310-0200.. For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the integrated pest management program, the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and agency costs associated with the administration of other boards, commissions and committees chaired by the department; provided, that any buy local effort included in this item shall include locally harvested seafood including, but not limited to, fish and shellfish; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be for the Greater New Bedford region food initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Care and Adoption Fund; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to meet the cost products, equipment, and labor associated with the eradication of the arbovirus, as well as the cost of any other type of pesticide or agent, in order to prevent the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile virus and the Zika virus in Bristol and Plymouth Counties; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Farm to School Project; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for apiary inspection; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the buy local effort in Western, Central, Northeastern, and Southeastern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Wrentham to construct an animal shelter; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be extended to the University of Massachusetts extension program to conduct apiary research and education relative to pollinator mortality, as well as to provide general support and make recommendations on preventing hive loss to the apiary inspection program, county beekeeping associations and statewide pollinator stewardship efforts $5,830,341 2511-0105.. For the integrated pest management program................ for invasive species control on Hardwick pond in the town of Hardwick; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the improvement or augmentation of existing trails and or the creation of new trail linkages in the Blue Hills Reservation that enable safer pedestrian crossings on state highway route 28 and state highway route 138; provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended to treat invasive species at Rock pond in the town of Georgetown; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Inc. For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $744,043 for the operation of 12 long-term care beds from revenue generated through the occupancy of these beds; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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 $744,042 4190-1100..For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals; provided, that the division shall maintain, to the fullest extent practicable, a complete physical and technological separation from any agency, department, board, commission or program the decisions, determinations or actions of which may be appealed to it; and provided further, that a decision issued by a commissioner or other head of an agency or by such person’s designee following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review under chapter 30A of the General Laws................................................... For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection administration, audits of certain foreign corporations and the division of local services; provided, that the department may allocate funds to the office of the attorney general for the tax prosecution unit; provided further, that the department may charge the expenses for computer services, including the costs of personnel and other support costs provided to the child support enforcement unit from this item to item 1201-0160, consistent with the costs attributable to that unit; provided further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to the municipal data bank; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December 1 and ending not later than November 30; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period................................................ For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (i) discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth; (ii) obtain such delinquent returns; and (iii) collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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 child support enforcement division; provided, that the department may allocate funds appropriated in this item to other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities and those agencies may expend funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that all such allocations shall be reported annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds not later than March 1, 2018; provided further, that federal receipts associated with the child support computer network shall be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and deposited into a revolving account to be expended for the network; provided further, that federal receipts associated with child support enforcement grants shall be deposited into a revolving account to be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and shall be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that the department shall file an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the balance, year-to-date and projected receipts and year-to-date and projected expenditures, by subsidiary, of the child support trust fund established in section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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 federal incentives and the network in items 1201-0161, 1201-04-0412............................................. For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established in section 40 of chapter 64C of the General Laws $897,499 1201-0911.. in Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center for the purpose of the Grace Veterans Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for New England Veterans Liberty House, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Vietnam Veterans of America organization in Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the veterans mediation program administered by Quabbin Mediation, Inc; provided further, that $650,000 shall be expended for education and training in veterans’ mental and behavioral health issues, including suicide prevention and substance abuse and treatment, administered by a qualified nonprofit organization; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Veterans' Association of Bristol County, Inc.; and provided further that not less than $124,000 shall be provided for the operation of the women’s housing program at the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. For the women veterans’ outreach program................. to administer a behavioral health career development program for returning veterans...................................... For veterans’ homelessness services provided, that the department shall make a payment equal to the fiscal year 2017 amount for each veterans’ homelessness service center funded by this item in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for transitional services at Our Neighbor’s Table in the city of Amesbury; and provided further, that each homelessness service center receiving funds under this item shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, on: (i) the number of veterans served annually; (ii) the costs and types of programs, including evidence-based programs, offered to veterans; and (iii) a 5-year spending plan or outline that shall include a discussion of the implementation or further development of evidence-based programs and program evaluation...................................................... For the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Center and Home for Veterans located in the city of Boston............. For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid for veterans’ benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws and for the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B, and 6C of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans’ benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers’ home, homeless shelter, or transitional housing facility shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that under section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans’ service organizations to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran’s dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans’ benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans’ agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans’ agent of the applicant’s eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if the secretary determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent under said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded under section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income...................................................... For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon....... For war memorials; provided, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Korean War memorial in the Navy yard in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the Vietnam veterans memorial in the city of Worcester; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended on the maintenance of the Metro West Regional Transit Authority's Vietnam veterans monument.................... For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 shall be expended for an incentive program for communities and municipalities engaging in the use of best practices determined by the community compact cabinet created by Executive Order No. Mc Cormack Graduate school of policy and global studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.................... For the fiscal year 2018 costs of rate implementations under chapter 257 of the acts of 2008 including, but not limited to, costs associated with any court order or settlement between providers and the commonwealth related to the rate implementation process and the compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel earning less than $40,000 in annual compensation who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided, that home care workers shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that workers from shelters and programs that serve homeless individuals and families that were previously contracted through the department of transitional assistance and the department of public health who are currently contracted with the department of housing and community development and direct care workers that serve homeless veterans through the department of veterans' services shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be allocated to special education programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, contracts for early education and care services or programs for which payment rates are negotiated and paid as class rates as established by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that no funds shall be allocated from this item to contracts funded exclusively by federal grants as delineated in section 2D; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items for fiscal year 2018, amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose of rate implementations; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on transfers made from this item; provided further, that the report shall identify, by line item and service class, all transfers made from this item as of the date of the report and all transfers expected to be made before the end of the fiscal year; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report, not later than January 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on the implementation of rates under said chapter 257, including: (i) state gross and net costs for rates not yet promulgated as of July 3, 2017, by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (ii) state gross and net costs for rates promulgated not later than June 30, 2017 that have received a biennial rate review or have not received a biennial rate review by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iii) state gross and net costs for rates due to be reviewed on July 3, 2017 by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iii) state gross and net costs for rates to be reviewed between July 3, 2017 and June 20, 2018, inclusive by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; and (iv) payroll spending in fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2017 aggregated by vendor and by service class; provided further, that contracts between providers and the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs shall require providers to report on the impact of the rate implementations on employee salaries, employee-related costs and operations; and provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report, not later than March 15, 2018, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on a comparison of benchmark expenses used in rate model workbooks to actual expenses based on uniform financial reports for rates subject to rate reviews in fiscal year 2018............................................. For the facilities costs associated with the college of visual and performing arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided, that funds may be expended for Bristol Community College....................................................... For a reserve for the costs associated with the UMass Center at Springfield.............................................. For a reserve to provide one western Massachusetts regional academic health system a one-time payment of $1,000,000 to host a distinct educational track for a Massachusetts medical school focused on rural and urban primary care, population health and integrated health delivery............................................... For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training and customer support related to the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system and the human resource modernization initiative; provided, that the Massachusetts office of information technology shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing authorities and technical assistance in selection and appointment to state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; provided further, that the division shall administer a program of state employee unemployment management including, but not limited to, agency training and assistance; provided further, that the division shall administer the statewide classification system including, but not limited to, maintaining a classification pay plan for civil service titles in accordance with generally accepted compensation standards and reviewing appeals for reclassification; and provided further, that any employee of the commonwealth who chooses to participate in a bone marrow donor program shall be granted a leave of absence without loss or reduction in pay to undergo the medical procedure and for associated physical recovery time, but this leave shall not exceed 5 days........... For the human resources division, which may expend not more than $2,511,300 from revenues collected from fees charged to applicants for civil service and non-civil service examinations and fees charged for the costs of goods and services rendered in administering training programs; provided, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the division shall collect from participating non-state agencies, political subdivisions and the general public fees sufficient to cover all costs of the programs including, but not limited to, a fee to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination or non-civil service examination; provided further, that the division may also expend revenues collected for implementation of the health and physical fitness standards program established under section 61A of said chapter 31 and the wellness program established under section 61B of said chapter 31 and those programs in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant who participates in the physical ability test; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 payment of workers’ compensation benefits to certain former employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties; provided, that the division shall routinely recertify the former employees under current workers’ compensation procedures........................... For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2018 to health and welfare funds established under certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreements and shall be paid to the health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall provide......................................... For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $10,703,140 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee to procure, manage and administer statewide contracts; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $100,000 from revenues collected in the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable overbilling and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the division’s audits and reviews of providers under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $100,000; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 and administration of the supplier diversity office; provided, that the office shall provide training and other services to minority-owned and women-owned businesses certified by the office that allow those businesses to better compete for state contracts and ensure that equitable practices and policies in the public marketplace are maintained; provided further, that the office shall administer an electronic business certification application which shall be accessible to business applicants through the internet; provided further, that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by electronic application; and provided further, that the office shall, using all existing available resources, provide certification services to all supplier diversity office qualified applicants, within or outside of the commonwealth, as applicable......................................................... For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $450,000 in revenues from the sale of state surplus personal property and the disposal of surplus motor vehicles including, but not limited to, state police vehicles from vehicle accident and damage claims and from manufacturer warranties, rebates and settlements for the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of surplus property and the purchase of motor vehicles; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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, including the costs of personnel................. For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $53,000 in revenues collected in addition to the amount authorized in item 1775-1000 of section 2B for printing, photocopying, related graphic art or design work and other reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary incidental expenses; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $22,000 in revenues collected under chapter 449 of the acts of 1984 and section 4L of chapter 7 of the General Laws, including the costs of personnel, from the sale of federal surplus property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of federal surplus property; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 Massachusetts office of information technology; provided, that the office shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the office shall develop a formula to determine the cost that will be charged to each agency for its use of the human resources and compensation management system; provided further, that the office shall continue conducting audits and surveys to identify and realize savings in the acquisition and maintenance of communications lines; provided further, that the chief information officer shall file a status report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than May 30, 2018, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018; provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as the comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item; provided further, that the chief information officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item; and provided further, that the office shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2017 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) financial statements detailing savings realized from the consolidation of information technology services within each executive office; (ii) the number of personnel assigned to the information technology services within each executive office; and (iii) efficiencies that have been achieved from the sharing of resources.............................................. For the Massachusetts office of information technology, which may expend not more than $10,910,789 from revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment; 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; and provided further, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2018 shall remain in the account and may be expended for this item in fiscal year 2019. For the operation of the office of the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program and environmental impact reviews conducted under chapter 30 of the General Laws; provided, that the office of coastal zone management shall continue to identify and seek to capture opportunities for beneficial re-use of sand from federal and state dredge projects for beach nourishment, remediation of erosion and the rebuilding and preservation of dunes; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Rourke Bridge study in Lowell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for energy conservation projects for school and town buildings in Belmont; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Swansea beach revitalization project; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for mill site reclamation for elderly housing by the town of Bellingham....................................................... For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to coordinate and implement strategies for climate change adaptation and preparedness including, but not limited to: (i) the resiliency of the commonwealth's transportation, energy and public health infrastructures; (ii) built environments; (iii) municipal assistance; (iv) improved data collection and analysis; (v) enhanced planning; and (vi) improving resiliency through the strengthening and revitalization of natural resources, including marshes and other wetlands; provided, that the executive office may enter into interagency service agreements to facilitate and accomplish these efforts.................................................. For the office of environmental law enforcement, which may expend not more than $80,000 from the administrative handling charge revenues received from electronic transactions processed through its online licensing and registration systems; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office of environmental law enforcement 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 information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs………………………...................................................... For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that environmental police officers shall provide monitoring under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; and provided further, that the office of environmental law enforcement shall seek technical assistance from the executive office of public safety and security to identify and apply for federal grant opportunities available to the office of environmental law enforcement.......................... For environmental police private details; provided, that the office of environmental law enforcement may expend not more than $333,000 from revenues collected from the fees charged for private details; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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 department of public utilities; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of the first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 under said first paragraph shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item...................................................... For the operation of the transportation oversight division $263,438 2100-0014.. For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including expenses of the fisheries and wildlife board, the administration of game farms and wildlife restoration projects, wildlife research and management, the administration of fish hatcheries, the improvement and management of lakes, ponds and rivers, fish and wildlife restoration projects, the commonwealth’s share of certain cooperative fisheries and wildlife programs and for certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for fisheries and wildlife research in an amount which shall not be less than the amount received in fiscal year 2017 for the research; provided further, that the division may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; and provided further, that no funds shall be spent on restoration of catadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems unless considered necessary by the division $14,985,118 Inland Fisheries and Game Fund....... For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for implementing the statewide habitat conservation plan for the Commonwealth's beaches................................... For the hunter safety training program................... For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall reflect the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the commonwealth’s 4 regional food banks; provided further, that the department may assess an administrative charge not to exceed 2 per cent of the total appropriation in this item; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Food for the World, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Pembroke Soup Connection, Inc.; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for Open Table, Inc. for the Explore Natural Plymouth collaborative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Hancock playground in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the installation of a sidewalk and guard rail in Fountain park in the town of Wilbraham; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended on lighting and infrastructure improvements at Mattos field in the city of Gloucester; provided further, that not less $20,000 shall be expended for renovations and infrastructure improvements including, not limited to, enhancements to waterway access and recreational areas at Veasey memorial park in the town of Groveland; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for expansion of the rowing program of the school district of the city of Methuen as part of The River Cities Initiative and administered by the Essex Rowing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Weymouth for final design work and improvements to Heritage park at the intersection of Washington street and Middle street; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton to improve accessibility at Andrew's park for all users, including those with physical limitations; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the creation of a roadway at the property formally known as the Medfield state hospital in the town of Medfield; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. For the department of conservation and recreation, which may expend not more than $20,000,000 from revenues collected by the department, including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (i) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (ii) fees, permits, leases, rentals, concessions and all other contracts; (iii) telecommunications system user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation and as received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the division of highways in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities; (iv) skating rink fees and rentals; (v) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (vi) Leo J. For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $400,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into the retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home; provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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 administration of the department of youth services; provided, that the department shall continue to collaborate with the department of elementary and secondary education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings; provided further, that the department shall continue to execute its education funding initiative; provided further, that the commissioner of youth services may transfer funds between items 4200-0100, 4200-02-0300, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that not more than 6 per cent of any such item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2018............... For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department............................................ For pre-trial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs; provided, that the department shall expend not less than $500,000 for the detention diversion advocacy program to be coordinated by the Robert F. to prevent high-risk juveniles presenting before the court from penetrating further into the juvenile justice system.. For secure facilities, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs incidental to the operations of the facilities; provided, that funds shall be expended to address the needs of the female population; and provided further, that funds shall be expended to address suicide prevention........................ For enhanced salaries for teachers at the department of youth services............................................... For the operation of secure facilities to detain arrested youth before arraignment under the alternative lock up program $2,352,953 4400-1000..

,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..

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..

$1,675,579 0330-0601 For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that the trial court shall, in coordination with partner departments and agencies, submit reports on interdepartmental service agreements made with the partner departments and agencies to the court administrator and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 2, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the amount of funding transferred to each specific agency or department for use in specialty courts; (ii) the specific intent of that transfer in relation to specialty court operations; (iii) any additional services implemented by way of the transfer; and (iv) the amount of unspent funds from the transfer at the time of reporting; and provided further, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court..........................

$3,232,881 0330-0612 For the administration of the sequential intercept model to serve individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders involved in the criminal justice system; provided, that the trial court shall continue to fund a project coordinator to oversee coordination, administration and financial oversight of the sequential intercept model; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2018, the project coordinator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the design of the sequential intercept model mappings; (ii) the locations of workshops held to advocate for the model; (iii) the number of cases in which the model has been utilized; (iv) the impact of the model on rehabilitation and recidivism; and (v) the cost avings associated with the model..........................

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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..$1,675,579 0330-0601 For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that the trial court shall, in coordination with partner departments and agencies, submit reports on interdepartmental service agreements made with the partner departments and agencies to the court administrator and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 2, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the amount of funding transferred to each specific agency or department for use in specialty courts; (ii) the specific intent of that transfer in relation to specialty court operations; (iii) any additional services implemented by way of the transfer; and (iv) the amount of unspent funds from the transfer at the time of reporting; and provided further, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court..........................$3,232,881 0330-0612 For the administration of the sequential intercept model to serve individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders involved in the criminal justice system; provided, that the trial court shall continue to fund a project coordinator to oversee coordination, administration and financial oversight of the sequential intercept model; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2018, the project coordinator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the design of the sequential intercept model mappings; (ii) the locations of workshops held to advocate for the model; (iii) the number of cases in which the model has been utilized; (iv) the impact of the model on rehabilitation and recidivism; and (v) the cost avings associated with the model..........................Click here to return to the page you were visiting.Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.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.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 operation of the alcoholic beverages control commission relative to the prevention of underage drinking and related programs including, but not limited to, applying for and obtaining federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives funds, grants and other federal appropriations; provided, that the commission may expend retained revenues up to $247,682 collected from fees generated by the commission; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission 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 costs associated with the investigation and enforcement division of the alcoholic beverages control commission’s implementation of the enhanced liquor enforcement programs known as safe campus, safe holidays, safe prom and safe summer; provided, that funds from this appropriation shall not support other operating costs of item 0610-0050........................................ For payments made to veterans pursuant to section 1 of chapter 646 of the acts of 1968, section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005, and section 11 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2009; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments. For bonus payments to war veterans........................ For the cost of group insurance premiums for retired municipal teachers and the audit of those premiums.............. For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws, of dental and vision benefits for active state employees, not including employees of authorities or any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits under a separate appropriation or by the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that such employees shall pay 15 per cent of the monthly premiums established by the commission for the benefits $8,631,072 1110-1000.. For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned land under sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter 58 of the General Laws.......................................... For reimbursements to qualifying cities and towns for additional educational costs under chapter 40S of the General Laws.. For the operation of the appellate tax board; provided, that the board shall schedule hearings in each county; and provided further, that the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than November 30, 2017 on its website the number of hearings held at each location............... For the appellate tax board which may expend revenues up to a maximum of $400,000 from fees collected; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the board 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 department of veterans’ services; provided, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the NEADS Assistance Dogs for Veterans program to train assistance dogs for veterans; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the veterans oral history project at the Morse Institute library in the town of Natick; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Museum of World War II; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended on staff to carry out the duties of the office established in section 12 of chapter 115A; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be allocated for Heidrea for Heroes, Inc. Veteran’s First Outreach Center to provide outreach services to veterans in Hampden county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc. For the department of veterans’ services, which may expend not more than $690,000 for the maintenance and operation of veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts and other contributions to the cemeteries.......................... For the training and certification of veterans' benefits and services officers................................................. For the train vets to treat vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with the William James College, Inc. For the commonwealth’s implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided, that the department may expend funds for the study and remediation of lead in public school drinking water; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a drinking water main-line in the town of Webster; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for costs related to the study, planning and engineering of a water line connection in the town of Ashby; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for costs related to the study, planning and engineering of a water line connection in the town of Sturbridge..................................... For the expenses of the hazardous waste cleanup and underground storage tank programs including, but not limited to, monitoring unlined landfills, notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 21J of the General Laws.......................................... For the brownfields site audit program................. For the division of ecological restoration and the riverways program and for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the positions funded in this line item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the Aberjona riverbank in the town of Winchester and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for projects associated with the restoration of natural resources and fish population in the Fore river watershed in city known as the town of Braintree $630,577 2310-0200.. For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the integrated pest management program, the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and agency costs associated with the administration of other boards, commissions and committees chaired by the department; provided, that any buy local effort included in this item shall include locally harvested seafood including, but not limited to, fish and shellfish; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be for the Greater New Bedford region food initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Care and Adoption Fund; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to meet the cost products, equipment, and labor associated with the eradication of the arbovirus, as well as the cost of any other type of pesticide or agent, in order to prevent the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile virus and the Zika virus in Bristol and Plymouth Counties; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Farm to School Project; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for apiary inspection; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the buy local effort in Western, Central, Northeastern, and Southeastern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Wrentham to construct an animal shelter; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be extended to the University of Massachusetts extension program to conduct apiary research and education relative to pollinator mortality, as well as to provide general support and make recommendations on preventing hive loss to the apiary inspection program, county beekeeping associations and statewide pollinator stewardship efforts $5,830,341 2511-0105.. For the integrated pest management program................ for invasive species control on Hardwick pond in the town of Hardwick; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the improvement or augmentation of existing trails and or the creation of new trail linkages in the Blue Hills Reservation that enable safer pedestrian crossings on state highway route 28 and state highway route 138; provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended to treat invasive species at Rock pond in the town of Georgetown; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Inc. For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $744,043 for the operation of 12 long-term care beds from revenue generated through the occupancy of these beds; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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 $744,042 4190-1100..For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals; provided, that the division shall maintain, to the fullest extent practicable, a complete physical and technological separation from any agency, department, board, commission or program the decisions, determinations or actions of which may be appealed to it; and provided further, that a decision issued by a commissioner or other head of an agency or by such person’s designee following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review under chapter 30A of the General Laws................................................... For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection administration, audits of certain foreign corporations and the division of local services; provided, that the department may allocate funds to the office of the attorney general for the tax prosecution unit; provided further, that the department may charge the expenses for computer services, including the costs of personnel and other support costs provided to the child support enforcement unit from this item to item 1201-0160, consistent with the costs attributable to that unit; provided further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to the municipal data bank; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December 1 and ending not later than November 30; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period................................................ For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (i) discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth; (ii) obtain such delinquent returns; and (iii) collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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 child support enforcement division; provided, that the department may allocate funds appropriated in this item to other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities and those agencies may expend funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that all such allocations shall be reported annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds not later than March 1, 2018; provided further, that federal receipts associated with the child support computer network shall be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and deposited into a revolving account to be expended for the network; provided further, that federal receipts associated with child support enforcement grants shall be deposited into a revolving account to be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and shall be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that the department shall file an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the balance, year-to-date and projected receipts and year-to-date and projected expenditures, by subsidiary, of the child support trust fund established in section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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 federal incentives and the network in items 1201-0161, 1201-04-0412............................................. For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established in section 40 of chapter 64C of the General Laws $897,499 1201-0911.. in Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center for the purpose of the Grace Veterans Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for New England Veterans Liberty House, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Vietnam Veterans of America organization in Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the veterans mediation program administered by Quabbin Mediation, Inc; provided further, that $650,000 shall be expended for education and training in veterans’ mental and behavioral health issues, including suicide prevention and substance abuse and treatment, administered by a qualified nonprofit organization; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Veterans' Association of Bristol County, Inc.; and provided further that not less than $124,000 shall be provided for the operation of the women’s housing program at the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. For the women veterans’ outreach program................. to administer a behavioral health career development program for returning veterans...................................... For veterans’ homelessness services provided, that the department shall make a payment equal to the fiscal year 2017 amount for each veterans’ homelessness service center funded by this item in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for transitional services at Our Neighbor’s Table in the city of Amesbury; and provided further, that each homelessness service center receiving funds under this item shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, on: (i) the number of veterans served annually; (ii) the costs and types of programs, including evidence-based programs, offered to veterans; and (iii) a 5-year spending plan or outline that shall include a discussion of the implementation or further development of evidence-based programs and program evaluation...................................................... For the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Center and Home for Veterans located in the city of Boston............. For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid for veterans’ benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws and for the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B, and 6C of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans’ benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers’ home, homeless shelter, or transitional housing facility shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that under section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans’ service organizations to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran’s dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans’ benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans’ agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans’ agent of the applicant’s eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if the secretary determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent under said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded under section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income...................................................... For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon....... For war memorials; provided, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Korean War memorial in the Navy yard in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the Vietnam veterans memorial in the city of Worcester; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended on the maintenance of the Metro West Regional Transit Authority's Vietnam veterans monument.................... For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 shall be expended for an incentive program for communities and municipalities engaging in the use of best practices determined by the community compact cabinet created by Executive Order No. Mc Cormack Graduate school of policy and global studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.................... For the fiscal year 2018 costs of rate implementations under chapter 257 of the acts of 2008 including, but not limited to, costs associated with any court order or settlement between providers and the commonwealth related to the rate implementation process and the compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel earning less than $40,000 in annual compensation who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided, that home care workers shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that workers from shelters and programs that serve homeless individuals and families that were previously contracted through the department of transitional assistance and the department of public health who are currently contracted with the department of housing and community development and direct care workers that serve homeless veterans through the department of veterans' services shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be allocated to special education programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, contracts for early education and care services or programs for which payment rates are negotiated and paid as class rates as established by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that no funds shall be allocated from this item to contracts funded exclusively by federal grants as delineated in section 2D; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items for fiscal year 2018, amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose of rate implementations; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on transfers made from this item; provided further, that the report shall identify, by line item and service class, all transfers made from this item as of the date of the report and all transfers expected to be made before the end of the fiscal year; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report, not later than January 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on the implementation of rates under said chapter 257, including: (i) state gross and net costs for rates not yet promulgated as of July 3, 2017, by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (ii) state gross and net costs for rates promulgated not later than June 30, 2017 that have received a biennial rate review or have not received a biennial rate review by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iii) state gross and net costs for rates due to be reviewed on July 3, 2017 by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iii) state gross and net costs for rates to be reviewed between July 3, 2017 and June 20, 2018, inclusive by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; and (iv) payroll spending in fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2017 aggregated by vendor and by service class; provided further, that contracts between providers and the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs shall require providers to report on the impact of the rate implementations on employee salaries, employee-related costs and operations; and provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report, not later than March 15, 2018, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on a comparison of benchmark expenses used in rate model workbooks to actual expenses based on uniform financial reports for rates subject to rate reviews in fiscal year 2018............................................. For the facilities costs associated with the college of visual and performing arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided, that funds may be expended for Bristol Community College....................................................... For a reserve for the costs associated with the UMass Center at Springfield.............................................. For a reserve to provide one western Massachusetts regional academic health system a one-time payment of $1,000,000 to host a distinct educational track for a Massachusetts medical school focused on rural and urban primary care, population health and integrated health delivery............................................... For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training and customer support related to the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system and the human resource modernization initiative; provided, that the Massachusetts office of information technology shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing authorities and technical assistance in selection and appointment to state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; provided further, that the division shall administer a program of state employee unemployment management including, but not limited to, agency training and assistance; provided further, that the division shall administer the statewide classification system including, but not limited to, maintaining a classification pay plan for civil service titles in accordance with generally accepted compensation standards and reviewing appeals for reclassification; and provided further, that any employee of the commonwealth who chooses to participate in a bone marrow donor program shall be granted a leave of absence without loss or reduction in pay to undergo the medical procedure and for associated physical recovery time, but this leave shall not exceed 5 days........... For the human resources division, which may expend not more than $2,511,300 from revenues collected from fees charged to applicants for civil service and non-civil service examinations and fees charged for the costs of goods and services rendered in administering training programs; provided, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the division shall collect from participating non-state agencies, political subdivisions and the general public fees sufficient to cover all costs of the programs including, but not limited to, a fee to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination or non-civil service examination; provided further, that the division may also expend revenues collected for implementation of the health and physical fitness standards program established under section 61A of said chapter 31 and the wellness program established under section 61B of said chapter 31 and those programs in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant who participates in the physical ability test; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 payment of workers’ compensation benefits to certain former employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties; provided, that the division shall routinely recertify the former employees under current workers’ compensation procedures........................... For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2018 to health and welfare funds established under certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreements and shall be paid to the health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall provide......................................... For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $10,703,140 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee to procure, manage and administer statewide contracts; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $100,000 from revenues collected in the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable overbilling and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the division’s audits and reviews of providers under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $100,000; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 and administration of the supplier diversity office; provided, that the office shall provide training and other services to minority-owned and women-owned businesses certified by the office that allow those businesses to better compete for state contracts and ensure that equitable practices and policies in the public marketplace are maintained; provided further, that the office shall administer an electronic business certification application which shall be accessible to business applicants through the internet; provided further, that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by electronic application; and provided further, that the office shall, using all existing available resources, provide certification services to all supplier diversity office qualified applicants, within or outside of the commonwealth, as applicable......................................................... For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $450,000 in revenues from the sale of state surplus personal property and the disposal of surplus motor vehicles including, but not limited to, state police vehicles from vehicle accident and damage claims and from manufacturer warranties, rebates and settlements for the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of surplus property and the purchase of motor vehicles; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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, including the costs of personnel................. For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $53,000 in revenues collected in addition to the amount authorized in item 1775-1000 of section 2B for printing, photocopying, related graphic art or design work and other reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary incidental expenses; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $22,000 in revenues collected under chapter 449 of the acts of 1984 and section 4L of chapter 7 of the General Laws, including the costs of personnel, from the sale of federal surplus property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of federal surplus property; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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 Massachusetts office of information technology; provided, that the office shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the office shall develop a formula to determine the cost that will be charged to each agency for its use of the human resources and compensation management system; provided further, that the office shall continue conducting audits and surveys to identify and realize savings in the acquisition and maintenance of communications lines; provided further, that the chief information officer shall file a status report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than May 30, 2018, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018; provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as the comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item; provided further, that the chief information officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item; and provided further, that the office shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2017 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) financial statements detailing savings realized from the consolidation of information technology services within each executive office; (ii) the number of personnel assigned to the information technology services within each executive office; and (iii) efficiencies that have been achieved from the sharing of resources.............................................. For the Massachusetts office of information technology, which may expend not more than $10,910,789 from revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment; 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; and provided further, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2018 shall remain in the account and may be expended for this item in fiscal year 2019. For the operation of the office of the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program and environmental impact reviews conducted under chapter 30 of the General Laws; provided, that the office of coastal zone management shall continue to identify and seek to capture opportunities for beneficial re-use of sand from federal and state dredge projects for beach nourishment, remediation of erosion and the rebuilding and preservation of dunes; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Rourke Bridge study in Lowell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for energy conservation projects for school and town buildings in Belmont; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Swansea beach revitalization project; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for mill site reclamation for elderly housing by the town of Bellingham....................................................... For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to coordinate and implement strategies for climate change adaptation and preparedness including, but not limited to: (i) the resiliency of the commonwealth's transportation, energy and public health infrastructures; (ii) built environments; (iii) municipal assistance; (iv) improved data collection and analysis; (v) enhanced planning; and (vi) improving resiliency through the strengthening and revitalization of natural resources, including marshes and other wetlands; provided, that the executive office may enter into interagency service agreements to facilitate and accomplish these efforts.................................................. For the office of environmental law enforcement, which may expend not more than $80,000 from the administrative handling charge revenues received from electronic transactions processed through its online licensing and registration systems; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office of environmental law enforcement 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 information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs………………………...................................................... For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that environmental police officers shall provide monitoring under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; and provided further, that the office of environmental law enforcement shall seek technical assistance from the executive office of public safety and security to identify and apply for federal grant opportunities available to the office of environmental law enforcement.......................... For environmental police private details; provided, that the office of environmental law enforcement may expend not more than $333,000 from revenues collected from the fees charged for private details; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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 department of public utilities; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of the first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 under said first paragraph shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item...................................................... For the operation of the transportation oversight division $263,438 2100-0014.. For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including expenses of the fisheries and wildlife board, the administration of game farms and wildlife restoration projects, wildlife research and management, the administration of fish hatcheries, the improvement and management of lakes, ponds and rivers, fish and wildlife restoration projects, the commonwealth’s share of certain cooperative fisheries and wildlife programs and for certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for fisheries and wildlife research in an amount which shall not be less than the amount received in fiscal year 2017 for the research; provided further, that the division may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; and provided further, that no funds shall be spent on restoration of catadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems unless considered necessary by the division $14,985,118 Inland Fisheries and Game Fund....... For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for implementing the statewide habitat conservation plan for the Commonwealth's beaches................................... For the hunter safety training program................... For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall reflect the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the commonwealth’s 4 regional food banks; provided further, that the department may assess an administrative charge not to exceed 2 per cent of the total appropriation in this item; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Food for the World, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Pembroke Soup Connection, Inc.; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for Open Table, Inc. for the Explore Natural Plymouth collaborative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Hancock playground in the city of Brockton; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the installation of a sidewalk and guard rail in Fountain park in the town of Wilbraham; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended on lighting and infrastructure improvements at Mattos field in the city of Gloucester; provided further, that not less $20,000 shall be expended for renovations and infrastructure improvements including, not limited to, enhancements to waterway access and recreational areas at Veasey memorial park in the town of Groveland; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for expansion of the rowing program of the school district of the city of Methuen as part of The River Cities Initiative and administered by the Essex Rowing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Weymouth for final design work and improvements to Heritage park at the intersection of Washington street and Middle street; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton to improve accessibility at Andrew's park for all users, including those with physical limitations; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the creation of a roadway at the property formally known as the Medfield state hospital in the town of Medfield; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. For the department of conservation and recreation, which may expend not more than $20,000,000 from revenues collected by the department, including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (i) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (ii) fees, permits, leases, rentals, concessions and all other contracts; (iii) telecommunications system user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation and as received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the division of highways in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities; (iv) skating rink fees and rentals; (v) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (vi) Leo J. For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $400,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into the retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home; provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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 administration of the department of youth services; provided, that the department shall continue to collaborate with the department of elementary and secondary education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings; provided further, that the department shall continue to execute its education funding initiative; provided further, that the commissioner of youth services may transfer funds between items 4200-0100, 4200-02-0300, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that not more than 6 per cent of any such item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2018............... For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department............................................ For pre-trial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs; provided, that the department shall expend not less than $500,000 for the detention diversion advocacy program to be coordinated by the Robert F. to prevent high-risk juveniles presenting before the court from penetrating further into the juvenile justice system.. For secure facilities, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs incidental to the operations of the facilities; provided, that funds shall be expended to address the needs of the female population; and provided further, that funds shall be expended to address suicide prevention........................ For enhanced salaries for teachers at the department of youth services............................................... For the operation of secure facilities to detain arrested youth before arraignment under the alternative lock up program $2,352,953 4400-1000..

,675,579 0330-0601 For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that the trial court shall, in coordination with partner departments and agencies, submit reports on interdepartmental service agreements made with the partner departments and agencies to the court administrator and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 2, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the amount of funding transferred to each specific agency or department for use in specialty courts; (ii) the specific intent of that transfer in relation to specialty court operations; (iii) any additional services implemented by way of the transfer; and (iv) the amount of unspent funds from the transfer at the time of reporting; and provided further, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court..........................

,232,881 0330-0612 For the administration of the sequential intercept model to serve individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders involved in the criminal justice system; provided, that the trial court shall continue to fund a project coordinator to oversee coordination, administration and financial oversight of the sequential intercept model; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2018, the project coordinator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the design of the sequential intercept model mappings; (ii) the locations of workshops held to advocate for the model; (iii) the number of cases in which the model has been utilized; (iv) the impact of the model on rehabilitation and recidivism; and (v) the cost avings associated with the model..........................

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