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

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 .....................$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..........................in the town of Chelmsford to operate a program that mentors and teaches financial literacy to low-income women............................................. For the administration of the alcoholic beverages control commission in its efforts to regulate and control the conduct and condition of traffic in alcoholic beverages; provided, that the commission shall maintain at least 1 chief investigator and other investigators for the purpose of regulating and controlling the traffic of alcoholic beverages; provided further, that the commission shall work and cooperate with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States Department of Justice and other relevant federal agencies to assist in its efforts to regulate and control the traffic of alcoholic beverages; and provided further, that the commission shall seek out matching federal dollars and apply for federal grants that may be available to assist in the enforcement of laws pertaining to the traffic of alcoholic beverages $2,438,091 0610-0051.. For payment of the public safety employee killed in the line of duty benefit authorized by section 100A of chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided, that the state treasurer’s office shall provide immediate written notification to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated in this item; and provided further, that at the written request of the office of the state treasurer, the comptroller shall transfer uncommitted and unobligated funds from item 1599-3384 to this item................... For the operation of the state lottery commission and arts lottery; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for costs associated with the promotion or advertising of lottery games; provided further, that positions funded from this item shall not be subject to chapters 30 and 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund................................... For the costs associated with monitor games; provided, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund....................................................... For the promotional activities associated with the state lottery program; provided, that the lottery commission shall issue a report not later than June 30, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the report shall detail additional revenues generated as related to promotional activities funded from this item; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund.. For the commonwealth’s fiscal year 2018 contributions to the health and welfare fund established under the collective bargaining agreement between the state lottery commission and the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions shall be paid to the fund on such basis as the collective bargaining agreement provides; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund............................................. For the services and operations of the Massachusetts cultural council, including grants to or contracts with public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the council may expend the amounts appropriated in this item for the council as provided in sections 52 to 58, inclusive, of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund; provided further, that a person employed under this item shall be considered an employee within the meaning of section 1 of chapter 150E of the General Laws and shall be placed in the appropriate bargaining unit; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Springfield central cultural district.............................................. For the state treasurer who may retain and expend not more than $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 from premiums paid on the sales of revenue anticipation notes and expend those premium payments to pay the principal and interest on account of the revenue anticipation notes................................................. For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness incurred under chapter 233 of the acts of 2008 for financing the accelerated bridge program............. For the operation of the bureau of the state house; provided, that the superintendent, director of operations and other employees of the bureau shall work in conjunction with the business manager of the house of representatives and the chief financial officer of the senate on the maintenance, repair, purchases and payments for materials and services................................. For the disabled persons protection commission; provided, that the commission shall facilitate compliance by the department of mental health and the department of developmental services with uniform investigative standards; provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than the last day of each quarter, on the number of claims of abuse by caretakers made by employees or contracted service employees of the department of developmental services, the department of mental health and the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission; provided further, that the report shall include: (i) the number of substantiated claims; (ii) the number of unsubstantiated claims; and (iii) the number of false claims reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; and provided further, that all persons who call the commission’s 24-hour hotline shall be provided with the opportunity to elect that the call not be recorded..... For the civil service commission; provided, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed for the appropriation in this item through a fee charged on a per claim basis; provided further, that the commission shall develop and implement regulations to provide for reimbursement to the General Fund; and provided further, that the commission may assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred......................................................... For the operation of the group insurance commission; provided, that the commission shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that the commission shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means, with the first report due not later than September 29, 2017, that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) any proposed plan changes accompanied by a detailed rationale for said changes; (ii) a full delineation of any estimated deficiencies or reversions in the current fiscal year, detailed by line item; and (iii) a projection of any funding changes for the following fiscal year, detailed by item; and provided further, that the commission shall provide all materials presented at any public meetings hosted by the commission to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 15 days after the public meeting....................................................... For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2018; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds in this item shall not be available during the accounts payable period of fiscal year 2018 and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge the department of unemployment assistance and other departments, authorities, agencies and divisions which have federal or other funds allocated to them for this purpose, for that portion of insurance premium and plan costs as the secretary determines shall be borne by such funds and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred, after similar determination, from the several state or other funds, and amounts received in payment of all such charges or transfers shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for the commonwealth’s share of group insurance premium and plan costs provided to employees and retirees in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall obtain reimbursement for premium and administrative expenses from other agencies and authorities not funded by state appropriation; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may charge all agencies for the commonwealth’s share of the health insurance costs incurred on behalf of any employees of those agencies who are on leave of absence for a period of more than 1 year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance under chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that the rules for determining the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premiums for retired and active state employees shall be the same as the standards in effect on July 1, 2012; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 90 days before any changes in coverage, benefits or the schedule of copayments and deductibles for plans offered by the group insurance commission; provided further, that the commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the commission’s health plans under the commission’s regulations; and provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2018 on: (i) the average full cost premium equivalent per enrollee; (ii) the average actual cost per enrollee for enrollees from participating municipalities; (iii) the contribution ratios for each participating municipality for fiscal year 2017; (iv) the premium reimbursement paid by each municipality per active enrollee by plan; (v) the average employee premium contribution by plan for each municipality; (vi) estimates for the total premium per active enrollee by plan for each municipality; (vii) the average employee out-of-pocket expenditure and premium contribution by salary level for employees at different salary levels; (viii) a comparison of the total premium estimate with the sum total of municipality reimbursement and average employee premium contribution; and (ix) the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of premiums for the next fiscal year................................................... For the costs incurred by the group insurance commission associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, that the commission may expend not more than $2,196,745 from revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under said section 19 of said chapter 32B; 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 elderly governmental retired employee premium payments $127,271 1108-5400.. For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that the centers shall provide counseling to incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam era veterans who may have been exposed to agent orange and the families of such veterans; provided further, that centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001 and the families of those veterans; provided further, that the department shall make a payment equal to the amount appropriated for each outreach center funded by this item in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each outreach 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; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Nathan Hale Outreach Centers; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Soldier On for the purpose of providing services to homeless veterans in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire County; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield chapter of the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. For the operation of the board of registration of hazardous waste site cleanup professionals, notwithstanding section 19A of chapter 21A of the General Laws.................................. For the office of the commissioner of fish and game; provided, that the commissioner’s office shall assess and receive payments from the division of marine fisheries, the division of fisheries and wildlife, the office of fishing and boating access, the division of ecological restoration, the riverways program and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that those assessments shall be used to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department including, but not limited to, payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; provided further, that the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Herring run to Whitman's pond in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the management and cleanup of invasive pond vegetation at floating bridge pond in the city of Lynn; and provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for a boat ramp and boarding pier project in a town in Suffolk county $2,029,079 2300-0101.. For the purchase of land containing wildlife habitats and for the costs of the division of fisheries and wildlife directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program pursuant to sections 2A and 2C of chapter 131 of the General Laws.. $1,306,079 Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund 100% 2511-0100.. For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that notwithstanding section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department shall establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents and leases and adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance, operation and administration of the department; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime costs; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with Mass Development for the purpose of supporting the management and operations at the New Bedford and Fall River state piers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in Central Plymouth County Water District; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for an open spaces and parks study in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be allocated for management of Wampatuck pond in the town of Hanson; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements at Mc Kenzie field in the city of Holyoke........................................ For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department of conservation and recreation and the office of water resources in the department; provided, that the amount of the payment shall be charged to the General Fund and shall not be included in the amount of the annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority assessed to the authority under the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 616 of the acts of 1957, as amended by section 89 of chapter 801 of the acts of 1963; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 307 of the acts of 1987 for the use of certain land; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for weed control in lake Singletary in the towns of Millbury and Sutton............................................... For a program to provide stormwater management for all properties and roadways under the care, custody and control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for storm water testing in the town of Belmont......................................................... For the existing maintenance, operational and infrastructure needs of the metropolitan beaches in section 70 of chapter 3 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Kings beach and Long beach in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the metropolitan beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the metropolitan beaches commission; and provided further, that not less than $190,000 shall be expended for matching grants to public and nonpublic entities to support free public events and programs on the metropolitan beaches as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Grants Program as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission..................................... For the operation of the beaches, pools and spray pools under the control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the seasonal hires of the department’s parks, beaches, pools and spray pools shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all beaches, pools and spray pools shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day; provided further, that the beaches, pools and spray pools shall be fully maintained; provided further, that seasonal employees who are hired before the second Sunday preceding Memorial Day, whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2017, shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2018 during the period of that employee’s seasonal employment; 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 April 1 and ending not later than November 30 or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; and provided further, that notwithstanding said section 1 of said chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12-month period; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for staffing and operations necessary at Halibut Point state park in the town of Rockport; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for staffing and operations necessary at Berry pond in the Harold Parker state forest....... For the office of dam safety; provided, that the office shall, in collaboration with the department of environmental protection and the department of fish and game, establish and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all dams and develop a coordinated permitting and regulatory approach to dam removal for stream restoration and public safety; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for dam inspections and repairs at Breed and Walden ponds in the city of Lynn; and provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Norfolk for the design and repair of the City Mills dam................................................ For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (i) to operate all of the division’s parks, parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools; (ii) to oversee skating rinks; and (iii) to protect and manage the division’s lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that the same properties shall be open in fiscal year 2018 as were open in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the crossing guards located at department of conservation and recreation intersections shall continue to perform the duties where state police previously performed such duties; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock park in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for an air quality study at the Concord playing fields between route 126 and Crosby's corner in the town of Concord; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to Ghiloni park and Stevens playground in the town of Marlborough; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Head Town landing in the town of Westport; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for weed removal and water quality measurement for Johnson's pond in the town of Groveland; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the development of a community garden at the Medway community farm in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the iron ore fence on the corner of route 123 and route 140; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a study on the department’s wooded land adjacent to the department’s Kennedy playground and garden in Mattapan; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for renovations to the Greenville pond dam in the town of Leicester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for construction purposes for the Friends of Coppens Square; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for fencing and repairs to City Square park in Charlestown; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a new veterans park in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Franklin, Medway, and Bellingham Army Corps of Engineers flood plain and wildlife habitat; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory science center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the removal of hazardous substances in the town of Ashland; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for tree re-planting in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Tom Lopes community sculpture project; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Bradford rail trail in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for the treatment and preservation of Indian lake in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the Artesani park outdoor theatre; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let’s Row Boston program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Mac Donald memorial park in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve Magazine beach in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended to the city of Beverly for repairs to the carriage house in Lynch park; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the development, improvement and landscaping of the Veterans Road playground in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be granted to the parks commission of the city of Brockton to renovate Mc Kinley playground; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for an asset management modernization program and implementation pilot within the department with the goal of adequate stewardship and budgeting; provided further, that this funding shall consist of additional staffing, consulting and training; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 on the progress of such program and pilot; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the status of hiring for the additional staffing required; (b) contracts with outside consulting; and (c) the progress of planned and delivered training; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for invasive species control on the Mystic river; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to Hardwick Pond Preservation Association, Inc. For administrative and program expenses associated with community support services for persons with acquired brain injury who were residing in long-term care facilities under the mediated solution to the final settlement agreement in the case of Hutchinson ex rel. For employment assistance services; provided, that vocational evaluation and employment services for severely disabled adults may be provided............................................ For community-based services, which shall include, but not be limited to, protective services, adult support services, assistive technology services and the annualization of funding for turning 22 program clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2017 under item 4120-4010 of chapter 133 of the acts of 2016; provided, that not less than $1,556,590 shall be expended for assistive technology services .............................................. For the housing registry for the disabled................. For the turning 22 program of the commission............. For homemaking services................................ For the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, which may expend not more than $600,000 in revenues for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 60 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, after 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; 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; and provided further, that if the registrar of motor vehicles projects that total revenues from the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN will exceed the amounts appropriated in this item and item 4190-1100, the registrar shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means........................................... For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2017................................... For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend for its operation not more than $5,000 from the licensing of the property for placement of aerial antennas......................................... For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend for the outpatient pharmacy program not more than $110,000 from copayments which it may charge to users of the program; provided, that no copayment shall be imposed or required of any person which exceeds the level of copayments charged in fiscal year 2017...... For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $50,000 from fees collected from veterans in its care to provide television and telephone services to residents; provided, that fees from the use of telephones and televisions shall only be expended for payments to vendors for the services; 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 $50,000 4190-0300..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..$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..........................$98,923 0330-0613 For the implementation of the recommendations set forth by the Council of State Governments Justice Center-Massachusetts Criminal Justice Review including, but not limited to, the establishment of new programs and expansion of existing programs targeted at recidivism reduction; provided, that the trial court shall transfer funds to other agencies and departments of the commonwealth as outlined in this item; provided further, that if no agency or department is specifically designated to receive such funding, the trial court administrator shall distribute funding based on the recommendations of the Council of State Governments Justice Center-Massachusetts Criminal Justice Review; provided further, that the trial court administrator shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 15 days before any such transfer is made from this item to other state agencies and departments, delineated by line item; provided further, that the department of correction shall expend not less than $637,500 to expand recidivism reduction programming; provided further, that the department of correction shall report participation, completion and recidivism rates to the executive office of public safety and security, the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary not later than June 1, 2018; provided further, that the department shall provide updated annual reports not later than March 1 of each subsequent year; provided further, that such annual reporting shall be delineated by gender and include descriptions of new programs offered to women as a result of these funds; provided further, that not less than $345,000 shall be expended to establish program expansion grants administered by the executive office of public safety and security to support the expansion of evidence-based cognitive behavioral programs in county houses of correction and jails; provided further, that the secretary of public safety and security shall award grants on a competitive basis and applicants shall provide a plan for ensuring that proposed programs shall be implemented with fidelity to a research-based or evidence-based program design or, if there is no existing research supporting the proposed program, applicants shall describe in detail how the program will be evaluated with sufficient rigor to add to existing research; provided further, that county sheriffs’ offices that receive grant funding shall report participation, completion and recidivism rates annually to the executive office of public safety and security; provided further, that such annual reporting shall be delineated by gender and include descriptions of new programs offered to women as a result of these funds; provided further, that copies of said reports shall be provided to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary not later than June 1, 2018; provided further, that the department shall provide updated annual reports not later than March 1 of each subsequent year; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to develop and implement a program to improve collaboration between the department of correction and the parole board to reduce delays in the release of paroled inmates; provided further, that the department of correction and the parole board shall submit a joint report to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary not later than June 1, 2018 detailing: (i) the implementation process; (ii) the number of inmates who experienced delayed release in fiscal year 2018 compared to prior fiscal years; and (iii) the average length of delays in fiscal year 2018 compared to prior fiscal years; provided further, that the department of correction and the parole board shall provide updated annual reports not later than March 1 of each subsequent year; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to evaluate the caseload of parole and probation officers, hire new officers accordingly and expand programs and services at community corrections centers; provided further, that not less than $637,500 shall be expended for the development of a transitional youth early intervention probation pilot program to be administered by the commissioner of probation; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended to improve case management and data tracking capacity in the office of the commissioner of probation; provided further, that not less than $1,075,000 shall be expended in conjunction with the executive office of health and human services to develop and implement a behavioral health strategy, including statewide capacity to track the utilization of behavioral health care services and behavioral health outcomes for persons in the criminal justice system within the Medicaid management information system; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2018 shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2019..... For the operation of the superior court department; provided, that funds shall be expended for medical malpractice tribunals under section 60B of chapter 231 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the clerk of the court shall be responsible for the internal administration of the clerk’s office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping.......................... For the operation of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the district court of Chelsea shall be the permanent location for the northern trial session to handle 6-person jury cases; and provided further, that all personnel within said district court whose duties related to said northern trial session shall report to the clerk-magistrate of said district court........................................ For the operation of the housing court department...... For costs associated with the expansion of the housing court department throughout the commonwealth, including the salaries of judges................................................. For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the Franklin and Hampshire county court-appointed special advocates program, provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended on the Worcester county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $143,989 shall be expended on the Hampden County court-appointed special advocates program, provided further, that not less than $98,730 shall be expended on the Essex County court-appointed special advocates program, provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the Boston court-appointed special advocates program, and provided further, that not less than $53,995 shall be expended on the Berkshire County court-appointed special advocates program............................. For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to use the department’s wage reporting and bank match system for weekly tape-matching to determine an individual’s eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as provided in chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that funds may be expended for increased lab-based testing, oral toxicology tests and new urine tests to detect additional substances; provided further, that funds shall be used for the ongoing development and implementation of the validated risk assessment tool to inform pre-adjudication decision-making with regard to detention, release on personal recognizance or release under conditions of criminal defendants before the adult trial court; provided further, that a report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than November 1, 2017 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the status of the validated risk assessment tool; (ii) any efforts to implement the risk assessment tool in the courts; and (iii) further goals to expand the use of the risk assessment tool; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the costs associated with the full implementation of chapter 303 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets; provided further, that not less than $550,000 shall be expended to hire associate probation officers; and provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the implementation and administration of a new information technology system to manage probation services................................... For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the historic restoration of the Levi Wetherbee farm located on Middle road in the town of Boxborough........................... For the operation of the ballot law commission............ For the operation of the records conservation board....... For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence; provided, that the North Essex registry of deeds may pursue a pilot program with the Essex county sheriff’s office to share leased office space....................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem $2,809,828 0540-1100..

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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 .....................

,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2018For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services from the corporation, delineated by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than ,000 shall be expended to the Quintana Center Immigration Legal Clinic in the Merrimack Valley For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term, or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2018, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer 0330-0599 For a probation program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2018 as selected in fiscal year 2017 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the model and to collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 12 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 16, 2018 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the potential sites selected for new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes .....................

For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of 7,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than ,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than ,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that ,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than 0 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than 0,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than ,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than ,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than ,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than ,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed ,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than

For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..

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

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

I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.

When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than

For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..

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

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

I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.

When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that

For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..

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

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

I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.

When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices

For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..

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

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

I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.

When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

,556,590 4400-1100..

For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk

For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..

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

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

I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.

When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than 0,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of ; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than ,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......

For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg 8,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers ,311,589 0810-0021.. ,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services 4,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to

For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..

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

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

I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.

When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $297,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012........... For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws........... For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws........................................... For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; and provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2018 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) the number of backlog claims; and (iv) the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J....................... For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws...................................................... For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3................................................... 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have populations of at least 60,000; and (ii) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had a per capita operating budget of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2018 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a one time grant to the Haverhill public school district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an outdoor park at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Inc. For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2018 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, 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 department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2018 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item............................ For the operation of the division of transportation network services; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid for this item................................................... For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $25,000,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall provide one report per 6-month period to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said reports shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (ii) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (iii) a detailed itemization of services and utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (iv) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (v) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (vi) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2018; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer............................................. For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the Mass Health program; provided further, that the Mass Health benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both Mass Health and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for Mass Health benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years................... For the provision of Mass Health benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years.......................................... For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U. For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 2, 2018 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-20-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that upon approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100...................................................... For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program. For the operation of the Secure Jobs Connect program for employment support, job training and job search services for homeless or previously homeless families receiving assistance from the department of housing and community development under items 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that participants receiving assistance under items 7004-01-0108 shall receive a minimum of 12 months of housing stabilization services under said items 7004-01-0108; provided further, that services shall be delivered by community-based agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork Inc.; Father Bill's & Main Spring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall make available rental assistance pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation in this program; provided further, that service delivery agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships; and provided further, that the department shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2018, by type of service or program provided on the: (i) housing situation, including the stability of housing, for program participants; (ii) employment status, including employment history, of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under said item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316............. For domestic violence specialists at local area offices $1,556,590 4400-1100..For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington......................................................... For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,906,109 0540-2000.. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves................................. For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws.... For the operation of the division of local mandates...... For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections....................................................... For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth...................................... For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the Mass Health system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the Mass Health system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by Mass Health to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of Mass Health to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts.......... For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations............ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim...................................................... For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws............................... For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $3,250,000 0810-0014.. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years.......For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,783 0540-2100.. For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U. For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers $2,311,589 0810-0021.. $71,730,289 4000-1700 For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services $124,870,082 Office for Refugees and Immigrants. For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: English for Speakers of Other Languages/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services... For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety $27,431,406 4100-0061..I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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

I go to Uni and this there's cute Cape Verdean guy (accent and all) who flirts with me.

When he sees me, he smiles, comes over and says hi, makes small talk with me, etc. I do see many students carrying guitar cases though and they look like normal ppl.

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