I disapprove the following items:



in Section 2

7003-1641

7061-0222

7061-9805



I disapprove Sections 18, 73, 90, 91, and 92.





I reduce the following items in Section 2 to the following amounts:



Section 2

Reduce By

Reduce To

0320-0010

53,554

1,229,651

0321-1500

458,465

28,836,138

0321-2100

145,824

840,000

0321-2205

100,000

2,129,671

0330-3200

859,469

65,251,601

0330-3337

2,768,854

18,454,205

0339-1001

7,630,158

134,741,944

0339-1003

1,656,417

6,119,837

0339-1004

206,045

19,110,141

0340-0300

42,900

8,708,824

0340-0400

45,125

9,205,303

0340-0500

40,828

8,288,151

0340-0600

25,421

5,160,501

0340-0700

41,810

8,487,415

0340-0800

100,000

7,299,913

0340-0900

165,000

7,536,237

0340-1000

18,447

3,744,701

0340-1100

17,968

3,647,611

0611-5800

607,500

1,592,500

0640-0096

11,066

355,945

1231-1000

5,000,000

15,000,000

1599-2009

1,220,000

1,200,000

2030-1000

107,334

11,463,655

2300-0100

46,337

747,559

2800-0401

150,000

944,643

2820-0300

165,325

1,438,634

4510-0110

307,981

7,457,772

4590-0250

390,000

17,067,134

5920-2000

600,000

568,961,352

5920-2006

250,000

2,000,000

5930-1000

751,545

187,545,814

7000-9506

250,000

2,851,000

7007-1200

125,000

125,000

7027-0019

250,000

4,129,687

7061-9411

1,500,000

1,000,000

7061-9610

75,000

475,000

7061-9626

250,000

2,520,500

7077-0023

200,000

5,325,000

7100-0200

4,133,602

492,251,998

7109-0100

172,743

39,535,289

7110-0100

155,943

27,809,654

7112-0100

261,698

24,852,111

7113-0100

92,732

14,372,730

7114-0100

240,617

39,824,815

7115-0100

69,837

23,222,725

7116-0100

72,532

23,668,255

7117-0100

176,043

15,202,160

7502-0100

173,244

9,383,215

7503-0100

357,413

16,176,392

7504-0100

234,535

11,570,597

7505-0100

167,235

9,221,641

7506-0100

428,674

18,751,285

7507-0100

216,727

14,043,486

7508-0100

403,415

20,345,926

7509-0100

307,551

12,834,946

7510-0100

366,628

19,164,450

7511-0100

412,363

20,602,945

7512-0100

275,991

15,234,960

7514-0100

469,405

24,696,590

7515-0100

180,368

11,371,250

7516-0100

410,257

20,078,979

7518-0100

470,898

20,878,500

8910-0102

272,870

73,700,252

8910-0105

224,175

45,514,240

8910-0107

825,748

66,990,636

8910-0108

635,521

9,262,717

8910-0110

159,435

13,080,577

8910-0145

79,702

16,179,625

8910-0619

64,133

50,259,970



I reduce the following items in Section 2 to the following amounts, and disapprove the wording as indicated:



Section 2

Reduce By

Reduce To

Wording Stricken

2000-0100

470,000

7,303,765

"; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for the Falmouth Kids Global Climate Change Institute"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a one to one matching grant to the Cape Cod Bay sanctuary program; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a coastal water quality and natural resource monitoring program in Buzzards Bay administered by The Coalition for Buzzards Bay"

and

"; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for "Horizons for Youth" property in Sharon"

2200-0100

432,660

35,839,864

"; provided further, that not more than $200,000 shall be expended for a wastewater management study and environmental impact report for the town of Acushnet"

and

"; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Marblehead; provided further, that no less than $67,660 shall be expended for the town of Spencer for a drinking water revolving fund; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Buzzards Bay National Estuary Municipal Grant Program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for emergency milfoil control of Noyes Pond in the town of Tolland"

2260-8870

90,000

16,572,923

"; provided, that not less than $90,000 shall be provided for the city of Lynn"

2330-0100

200,000

5,500,068

"; provided further, that the sum expended for the school for marine science and technology for research to minimize the economic impact of new fisheries management regulations shall not be reduced from fiscal year 2008 levels except in proportion to adjustments consistent with the department's budget adjustments"

2511-0100

319,732

5,187,195

"; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be made available to the Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association"

2800-0100

410,000

6,979,872

"; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or administrative bulletin to the contrary, the department shall not pay any fees charged for the leasing or maintenance of vehicles to the operational services division"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Shutesbury for the purpose of aquatic management for Lake Wyola; provided further, that $100,000 shall be allocated to completing Resource Management Plans for state parks and urban parks in the commonwealth"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Hummocks Park as owned and operated by the department; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Martha's Vineyard Commission"

2800-0101

480,000

1,580,310

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Pine Tree Brook in the town of Milton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a grant to the town of Hopkinton for the North Pond Dam/Lake Maspenock Dam located in the towns of Hopkinton, Milford, and Upton; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of invasive aquatic weeds on the Charles River in Auburndale; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for invasive weed control on the Charles river in Waltham"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for storm water remediation along the Cole River or Lees River by the town of Swansea; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for aquatic nuisance control in Sluice Pond and Flax Pond in the city of Lynn; provided further, that no less than $30,000 shall be expended for Eel Pond in the town of Mattapoisett"

and

"; and provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack River Watershed Council"

2800-0500

183,025

4,120,000

"; provided further, that the beaches shall be fully maintained; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the North and South rivers Watershed association for the purposes of restoring the North and South rivers and their tributaries to met clean water act standards"

2820-0100

300,000

29,401,754

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Eugene Lovely Field in Andover"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with the management of aquatic non-native plants in the Charles River lakes district; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the eradication of invasive aquatic weeds in the town of Wayland; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for the ponds at Lake Street in the town of Acushnet; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Fellsmere Pond Reservoir in the city of Malden"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the eradication of invasive aquatic weeds in the town of Lincoln"

4000-0500

19,700,000

3,121,385,000

"; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended to an acute care hospital located in Holyoke that provides clinical training programs for nurses, allied health professionals and technicians through affiliations with community colleges and private universities"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended as payments for pediatric specialty hospitals and units, including pediatric chronic rehabilitation hospitals; provided further, that $8,000,000 of said $10,000,000 shall be expended for disproportionate share payments for inpatient services provided at pediatric specialty hospitals and units, including pediatric chronic and rehabilitation long-term care hospitals as allowable under federal law; provided further, that $2,000,000 of said $10,000,000 shall be expended for a grant to said pediatric chronic and rehabilitation long-term care hospitals for which federal financial participation and federal approval need not be obtained; and provided further, that $5,950,000 shall be expended on disproportionate share payments to high public payer hospitals"

4000-0600

17,504,942

2,158,355,058

"; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the regulations, criteria and standards for determining admission to and continued stay in a nursing home in fiscal year 2009 shall not be more restrictive than those regulations, criteria and standards in effect on January 1, 2004 until the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs submit a multi-year plan to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing detailing the suggested timeline for phasing in changes to nursing home clinical criteria, provided that these changes shall not adversely affect current nursing home residents and shall not jeopardize the effectiveness of the 2176 home and community based waiver"

4100-0060

500,000

17,013,039

"; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to examine the factors that contribute to the cost increases of the health care delivery system and strategies employed by the provider community to reduce cost growth; provided further, that in preparing its report the division shall conduct a public hearing on the matter; and provided further, that the division shall submit its findings to the joint committees on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 16, 2009"

4120-2000

100,000

10,882,471

" and provided further that not less $100,000 shall be expended for services provided by the Life Focus Center in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston"

4120-3000

100,000

8,461,446

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on special projects in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston for people with disabilities"

4120-4000

100,000

12,349,034

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Joseph F. Timilty Adult Day Health and Memory Loss Center"

4120-6000

100,000

10,833,588

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod head injury program"

4403-2120

645,195

86,579,147

"; provided further, that contract (RPO) SCWELL 4092500010000 with Open Pantry Community Services, Inc., be an amount not less than $545,195"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a contract with Project Just Because, a non-profit organization in the town of Hopkinton, to assist in providing food, supplies, and services to the indigent and those in danger of becoming homeless across the MetroWest region"

4510-0710

100,000

8,717,714

"; provided further; that not less than $100,000 be expended to oversee the operation and administration of the Massachusetts primary stroke Service Designation Hospital programs established by 105 CMR (130.1400), provided that all fund shall be used for the purpose of collecting and analyzing data from all primary stroke service designated hospitals in the commonwealth and for a full time surveyor for the purpose of ensuring compliance with primary stroke center designation criteria"

4513-1000

360,000

7,260,000

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Falmouth Family Planning"

4513-1111

511,634

14,198,362

"; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of NECPAD, a support organization which provides patient education and support for people diagnosed with PKU or related disorders and their families"

7007-0500

60,000

700,000

"; provided that no less than $60,000 shall be expended to the city of Lynn to promote a Biotechnology incubator space within the city's smart growth district"

7007-0951

300,000

6,850,000

"; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society to establish educational programs, exhibits, and other enhancements"

7009-6379

15,000

932,092

"; and provided further, the secretary shall expend not less than $15,000 for the commission relative to the scope of the degree-granting authority of state colleges and the feasibility of establishing a system of state universities pursuant to this act"

7061-0011

250,000

5,250,000

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 from this item shall be awarded to a qualifying community that hosts a Veterans Administration Hospital"

7066-0009

100,000

367,500

"; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the College Ready New England program"

7118-0100

652,498

14,077,588

"; provided further, that not less than $454,000 shall be expended for the 1-time purchase of an engineering power plant simulator to provide training for public safety officials and other maritime agencies; and provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee"

8000-0000

170,000

2,954,281

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the youth violence and street crimes unit of the Randolph police department"

and

"; and provided further, that $70,000 shall be expended to the town of Hubbardston to support its emergency shelter"

8100-0000

240,121

256,514,959

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be provided for the State Courts Against Road Rage program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $90,121 shall be expended for the costs associated with a training seminar for fourteen members of the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad in collaboration with the Israeli General Security Service and the Israeli National Police"

8324-0000

3,028,812

16,369,503

"; provided further, that $1,150,000 shall be provided for the Boston, Cambridge and Everett Fire Department Hazardous Material Response Teams"

and

"; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to Norfolk County to maintain and improve services of the Norfolk County Regional Fire & Rescue Dispatch Center"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $1,750,000 shall be provided for the Boston Fire Department training academy; and provided further, that not less than $28,812 shall be expended for the costs of operating the Hampshire/Franklin juvenile fire setters intervention program"



I reduce the following items in Section 2 by striking the wording as indicated and inserting in place thereof the following wording set forth below:



Section 2

Reduce By

Reduce To



0340-0100

115,000

16,478,097

Wording Stricken

"; provided further, that not more than $230,000 shall be expended for the cost of rent increases and property tax pass through increases at One Bulfinch Place"

Wording Inserted

"; provided further, that not more than $115,000 shall be expended for the cost of rent increases and property tax pass through increases at One Bulfinch Place"

2810-0100

1,195,000

24,896,714

Wording Stricken

"; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for amelioration of an area bounded by Middle, Garey and Commercial Streets in the town of Weymouth"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be provided to the Camp Marion and Mumford River Recreation Programs"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the toddler park in the city of Woburn; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended on the recreational facilities of Woburn high school; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Methuen Parks and Recreation Department; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for eradication of invasive aquatic species in Lake Cochituate State Park"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Lake Singletary Watershed Association; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Chandler Pond Preservation Society"

Wording Inserted

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be provided to the Camp Marion and Mumford River Recreation Programs"

4000-0112

2,220,000

3,625,000

Wording Stricken

"; provided further, that an amount not to exceed $50,000 shall be provided in a matching grant to the Methuen Branch of the Merrimack Valley YMCA; provided further, that not less than $155,000 shall be expended for the young parents program of the Newton Community Service Centers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Project Adventure Youth Leadership Program administered by Family Service, Inc. of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for youth and family programs and improvements at the West Suburban YMCA; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the YWCA of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Chelsea YMCA; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Square One, formerly the Springfield Day Nursery; provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for the YMCA of Greater Worcester for the recruitment, implementation and evaluation of the YMCA Men's Health and Families Program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Franklin Community Action Corporation for youth services; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for programs at the Athol Area YMCA; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Nazzaro Recreation Center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for nonprofit Youth Services in Andover; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programs at the YWCA of Haverhill; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Oak Square YMCA in the Brighton section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for health and wellness programming at the YWCA of Greater Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Girls Incorporated of Holyoke; provided further, that an amount not to exceed $35,000 be provided in a matching grant to United Way of Tri-County for services at the Milford Youth Center; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for youth programs in the commonwealth administered by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation"

and

"; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a one-time matching grant for the YMCA Cape Cod for building purposes to comply with the American with Disabilities Act; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for program and improvements at Children's Friend and Family Services of Salem and Lynn; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the public partnership program between the greater Lynn YMCA and YWCA and the public partnership program between the town of Saugus and the Saugus YMCA and YWCA; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Fit Students for Life, Inc., formerly Boston Boxing and Fitness, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for programs at the Fishing Academy, Incorporated; provided further, provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be provided for the Gardner Community Action Committee Fellowship Table; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be provided for the Winchendon Community Action Committee Food Bank; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the YMCA in East Boston"

Wording Inserted

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for program and improvements at Children's Friend and Family Services of Salem and Lynn"

4000-0700

14,000,000

1,535,816,000

Wording Stricken

"; provided further, that not less that $10,000,000 shall be expended to pay for an increase in Medicaid rates for community health centers, as defined in section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws"

Wording Inserted

"; provided further, that not less that $4,200,000 shall be expended to pay for an increase in Medicaid rates for community health centers, as defined in section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws"

5920-3010

1,000,000

5,264,413

Wording Stricken

"; provided, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended for the purposes of providing services under the children's autism Medicaid waiver application submitted pursuant to chapter 107 of the acts of 2005 to be contingent upon the maximization of federal reimbursement for waiver services funded by the commonwealth"

Wording Inserted

"; provided, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for the purposes of providing services under the children's autism Medicaid waiver application submitted pursuant to chapter 107 of the acts of 2005 to be contingent upon the maximization of federal reimbursement for waiver services funded by the commonwealth"

7003-0702

3,056,500

7,982,000

Wording Stricken

"; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Career Development Institute in Springfield to provide job training, employability development and career counseling to the unemployed and underemployed; provided further, that not less than $7,500 shall be expended for the Bonnie Brae Day Camp in Gardner"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Workforce Investment Association of MA, Inc. for the purpose of providing technical assistance to career center directors, administrators, and fiscal agents to assist with quality improvements in the delivery of workforce development services to job seekers and employers; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be provided for Centros Las Americas, in the city of Worcester"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $165,000 shall be expended to continue the economic development project operated by the Arlington Community Trabajando in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $84,000 shall be expended for Community Service Agency, Inc; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for education, career development and employment service programs operated by the Urban League of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Outer Cape Health Services to provide a health center skilled training program on Lower and Outer Cape Cod"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the New England Farm Workers Council"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for both the Reunion Center in the city of Easthampton and the Easthampton Youth Entrepreneurship Project; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to fund need-based workforce development related to continuing education grants administered by the Access Program of Boston"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) for the Pathways to Technology Initiative"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be provided to Lazarus House for the continued operation of a job training program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended on the Commonwealth Corporation"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to support the Technology Initiative of the Metro South/West Regional Employment Board for the development of the Technology Centers of Excellence serving the region's youth and business, and said grant shall require a 200 percent match from the private sector"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology to recruit and provide career support and workforce retention of graduate students training for careers in public sector behavioral health service delivery"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $200,000 be expended for the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development; provided further that no less than $250,000 shall be expended for the operation and programs of AWAKE (Alive with Awareness, Knowledge, and Empowerment) in Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for the Work Certified Program operated by the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purpose of providing training for members of the Massachusetts Superior Clerks Association as well as employees of the Superior Court Clerks' offices"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be made available to More Than Words in the city of Waltham for the purpose of job training operations"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Radius Specialty Hospital Boston for the purposes of developing and implementing an information technology skill upgrading program for its employees"

Wording Inserted

"; provided, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Career Development Institute in Springfield to provide job training, employability development and career counseling to the unemployed and underemployed"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Workforce Investment Association of MA, Inc. for the purpose of providing technical assistance to career center directors, administrators, and fiscal agents to assist with quality improvements in the delivery of workforce development services to job seekers and employers; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for Centros Las Americas, in the city of Worcester"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to continue the economic development project operated by the Arlington Community Trabajando in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Community Service Agency, Inc; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for education, career development and employment service programs operated by the Urban League of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Outer Cape Health Services to provide a health center skilled training program on Lower and Outer Cape Cod"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to fund need-based workforce development related to continuing education grants administered by the Access Program of Boston"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) for the Pathways to Technology Initiative"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to Lazarus House for the continued operation of a job training program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to support the Technology Initiative of the Metro South/West Regional Employment Board for the development of the Technology Centers of Excellence serving the region's youth and business, and said grant shall require a 200 percent match from the private sector"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology to recruit and provide career support and workforce retention of graduate students training for careers in public sector behavioral health service delivery"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce in the city of Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Radius Specialty Hospital Boston for the purposes of developing and implementing an information technology skill upgrading program for its employees"

7004-0099

1,815,000

10,429,245

Wording Stricken

"; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Turning Point Day Resource Center for the Homeless in the town of Wareham"

and

"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Quinsigamond Village Community Center for the creation of a part-time outreach worker and for administrative costs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for the North Shore Housing Trust, Inc."

and

"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for AMEDAL in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $115,000 shall be expended for Food for the World Pantry"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to World is Our Classroom, Inc. serving the towns of Holyoke, Westfield, Chicopee and Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the Holyoke Creative Arts Center"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the continued operation of computer technology centers at the Commonwealth Housing Development, the Jackson Mann Community Center and the Power Up Center at Brighton High School; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for ABCD North End/West End elderly program; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Methuen-Arlington Neighborhood, Inc; provided further, that no less than $150,000 shall be expended for 2 computer centers and the work force program operated by the Cambridge housing authority"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Indian Orchard Main Street Partnership; provided further, not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a Homeless Prevention Program for the Homeless Connections Outreach Program in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for preliminary economic development designs for downtown Needham; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., so called, in Springfield to develop new housing starts, prevent foreclosures, assist first-time home buyers, and to create jobs in the construction industry"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Marlborough Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be allocated for operational support for the affordable housing program located at 9 Half Moon Street, in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Braintree as a onetime community action grant for the replacement of the communications console at the police department in the town of Braintree"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for operational support for the affordable housing program for formerly homeless individuals at Egleston Crossing in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Housing Families, Inc in the city of Malden for providing educational support programming for homeless children through the Children and Family Program; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the paving and construction of parking facilities in the town of Holbrook; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for a senior center in the city of Quincy"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Hungry Hill Development Corporation in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Kamp for Kids in Westfield"

and

"; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a contract with the St. Frances Samaritan House in the city of Taunton"

Wording Inserted

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Food for the World Pantry"

and

"; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for ABCD North End/West End elderly program"

and

"; provided further, not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a Homeless Prevention Program for the Homeless Connections Outreach Program in Fall River"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., so called, in Springfield to develop new housing starts, prevent foreclosures, assist first-time home buyers, and to create jobs in the construction industry"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Braintree as a onetime community action grant for the replacement of the communications console at the police department in the town of Braintree"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the paving and construction of parking facilities in the town of Holbrook; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a senior center in the city of Quincy"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Hungry Hill Development Corporation in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation"

7007-0900

10,704,000

26,383,309

Wording Stricken

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Bacon Free Library in Natick; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Unity Church in Easton; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Freedom Trail Foundation Historic Preservation Trust Development Fund"

and

"; provided further, not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Chinatown Tourism and Trust in the city of Boston; provided further that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Springfield Technical Assistance Program to be operated by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield; provided further, that no less than $200,000 be expended for the Wilmington Historical Commission"

and

"; provided further, that $50,000 be expended by the town of Westhampton to support the renovation of and supplement existing funding for the Westhampton town library"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000, shall be expended for the Hancock Shaker Village for educational programming and marketing purposes"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a small business program in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre"

and

", provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Payson Park Music Festival in Belmont; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for The Berkshire Museum, in the city of Pittsfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000, subject to a 100 per cent matching fund, shall be expended for the Berkshire Economic Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $9,000 shall be expended for operating expenses for the Route 195 Visitor Information Center in Wareham; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Spirit of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the programs of the Riverside Theatre Works, an organization located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for New England Puerto Rican Association; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) of Springfield to be used for the installation of a video camera surveillance monitoring system throughout the central business district area of the city of Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Sturbridge Heritage and Preservation Partnership; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation and administration of the Commonwealth Cup, a series within the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the City Stage of Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Wendell for an emergency assistance safety grant; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Battleship Cove in the city of Fall River to assist the Commonwealth's official World War II and 9/11 memorials' educational and tourism endeavors; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Newburyport initiative to attract new businesses and industries; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the economic development project at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a child safety program for the town of Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Merry-Go-Round at Heritage State Park in Holyoke"

and

"; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the historic Hadley Hall in Hadley; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Central Square Theater in Cambridge; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the Old Provincial State House for stabilization and restoration of the building; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended as a grant for the Pioneer Valley Visitors and Tourist Information Center in Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be allocated for environmental improvements in downtown Methuen"

and

"; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Maritime Museum located in Hyannis"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Museum in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended by the local chambers on Cape Cod to include Cape Cod Canal Region, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Mashpee, Orleans and Yarmouth, for the purpose of operating visitor centers"

and

"; provided further, that no less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for a promotional program by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism to enhance the international tourism market share of the commonwealth, said program to include but not be limited to the countries of Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Spain; provided further, that no less then $74,000 shall be expended for the Spectacle of Lights at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the SouthCoast Development Partnership for the purposes of regional tourism and economic development; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Free Shakespeare Company, a program of The Citi Performing Arts Center, for production support for performances offered for free to the public and for a pilot program to expand performances to Springfield and other cities"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 be expended for the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council for developing, marketing and advertising purposes; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the historic restoration of the main pier at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center in the port of Gloucester"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for streetscape improvements along Humphrey Street in the town of Swampscott"

and

"; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Petersham Historical Society; provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Quaboag Historical Society"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for "Marlborough 2010"; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a child safety program for the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for restoration and repairs to the historical Crocker Field in the city of Fitchburg"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the law enforcement technology fund in the town of Franklin"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the international education and foreign language grant program fund established pursuant to Section 2VVV of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for new seating in the historic Chevalier auditorium in Medford"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Reagle Players; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts (RCAM) in Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Essex Street, between houses 506 and 509, in the Town of Saugus"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a grant for the Fino Field Complex in Milford; provided further, that not less than $75,000 of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to assist year round rural theater organizations on the Lower and Outer Cape through grants for non-prime season operating expenses and audience enhancement initiatives; provided further that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the North Adams Armory"

and

"; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for School Zone safety projects in Arlington"

and

"; provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for the historic registry in the town of Stoneham; provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for the Sanborn House in the town of Winchester"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Prince Hall Youth Mentoring Program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a traffic safety grant regarding the intersection of Highland Glenn Road and High Street in the town of Westwood"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be available for a public safety enhancement grant for the City of Pittsfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the YouthGROW program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Southwick Cultural Council; provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be expended for Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Springfield; provided further, that $100,000 be expended for costs at the Rockwood Sports Complex located in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Zumix Cultural Organization in East Boston"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $175,000 be expended for planning and design funding for an economic development program for Needham Heights"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $175,000 be expended for construction plans and bid documents for a new park and recreation building utilizing green technologies in the town of Medfield; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Hull Lifesaving Museum for the purpose of planning the Massachusetts Maritime Trail; provided further, that $51,000 shall be expended for the purpose of funding the Francis Wyman Project; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for a transportation grant to the town of Weston; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended for the International Trade Assistance Center in Fall River"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a public safety program in the town of Dudley"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for a public safety grant for the town of Uxbridge"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study on Meadowbrook Road in the town of Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a transportation development grant in Arlington; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Town of Andover for a child safety grant; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study at the Fairhaven Council on Aging facility; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for a safety enhancement grant for the town of Canton"

and

"; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities to support the rehabilitation of cultural and heritage facilities across the Commonwealth and the fostering of economic opportunity through arts, culture and tourism in the Commonwealth through public education; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Dunbar Community Center (DCC), Inc., so-called, in Springfield to operate the DCC Teen Safe Zone Program; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for amelioration of an area bounded by Middle, Garey and Commercial Streets in the Town of Weymouth"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be appropriated to the Spanish American Union, Incorporated, in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 of said funds shall be dedicated to the Puerto Rican Cuatro Project, a cultural development project under said Spanish American Union Incorporated; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended for the Regional Technology Development Corporation of Cape Cod"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the Creative Economy Association of the North Shore; provided further, that not less then $60,000 shall be expended for the Boston Irish Tourism Association marketing initiatives and for an analysis of the marketability of the Massachusetts Irish Community"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for adolescent outreach awareness in the city of Methuen"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be shall be expended for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce for the expansion of the Haverhill Means Business program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the historic Jenney Grist Mill in the town of Plymouth"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Sandwich Glass Museum to promote the education of the glass blowing industry in Massachusetts history"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Captain Gerald F. DeConto program in the town of Sandwich"

and

"; and provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be provided to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers for the production of a Cranberry Harvest Map"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Hopkinton Athletic Association for facilitation, promotion and coordination of activities in connection with the international "Running for the Human Race" project"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for the Galaxy Community Council for promoting and hosting the Westover Air Show in the city of Chicopee"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for From the Top, Inc; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to assist in the planning of a performing arts and cultural center in the town of Milton, including but not limited to feasibility studies and architectural drawings; and provided further, that the town of Milton shall serve as fiscal agent for the project until the establishment of an independent nonprofit corporation to establish and operate a Milton Center for the Performing Arts; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the promotion of the performing arts in the town of Wakefield; and provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Stoneham Theater in the town of Stoneham"

and

"; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to Old Sturbridge Village for an international marketing campaign; provided further that $10,000 be expended to the Town of Palmer for its annual winter festival; provided further, that $35,000 be expended to Monson Bellman, Inc. to support museum activities; provided further, that $20,000 be expended to the Town of Palmer for the Palmer Youth Program; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Edson and Westlawn cemeteries"

Wording Inserted

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Bacon Free Library in Natick"

and

"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Freedom Trail Foundation Historic Preservation Trust Development Fund"

and

"; provided further, not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Chinatown Tourism and Trust in the city of Boston; provided further that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for Springfield Technical Assistance Program to be operated by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield; provided further, that no less than $100,000 be expended for the Wilmington Historical Commission"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000, shall be expended for the Hancock Shaker Village for educational programming and marketing purposes"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre"

and

", provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for The Berkshire Museum, in the city of Pittsfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000, subject to a 100 per cent matching fund, shall be expended for the Berkshire Economic Development Corporation"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Spirit of Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for New England Puerto Rican Association; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) of Springfield to be used for the installation of a video camera surveillance monitoring system throughout the central business district area of the city of Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the City Stage of Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Wendell for an emergency assistance safety grant; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Battleship Cove in the city of Fall River to assist the Commonwealth's official World War II and 9/11 memorials' educational and tourism endeavors"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a child safety program for the town of Wakefield"

and

"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the historic Hadley Hall in Hadley"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended as a grant for the Pioneer Valley Visitors and Tourist Information Center in Greenfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Maritime Museum located in Hyannis"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Museum in the city of Lynn"

and

"; provided further, that no less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for a promotional program by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism to enhance the international tourism market share of the commonwealth, said program to include but not be limited to the countries of Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Spain"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the SouthCoast Development Partnership for the purposes of regional tourism and economic development; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Free Shakespeare Company, a program of The Citi Performing Arts Center, for production support for performances offered for free to the public and for a pilot program to expand performances to Springfield and other cities"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 be expended for the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council for developing, marketing and advertising purposes; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the historic restoration of the main pier at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center in the port of Gloucester"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for streetscape improvements along Humphrey Street in the town of Swampscott"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a child safety program for the city of Melrose"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the law enforcement technology fund in the town of Franklin"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the international education and foreign language grant program fund established pursuant to Section 2VVV of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for new seating in the historic Chevalier auditorium in Medford"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts (RCAM) in Boston"

and

"; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the North Adams Armory"

and

"; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the Sanborn House in the town of Winchester"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Prince Hall Youth Mentoring Program"

and

"; provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended for Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Springfield; provided further, that $50,000 be expended for costs at the Rockwood Sports Complex located in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Zumix Cultural Organization in East Boston"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for construction plans and bid documents for a new park and recreation building utilizing green technologies in the town of Medfield; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the Hull Lifesaving Museum for the purpose of planning the Massachusetts Maritime Trail"

and

"; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for a transportation grant to the town of Weston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the International Trade Assistance Center in Fall River"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a public safety program in the town of Dudley"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a transportation development grant in Arlington; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Town of Andover for a child safety grant"

and

"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities to support the rehabilitation of cultural and heritage facilities across the Commonwealth and the fostering of economic opportunity through arts, culture and tourism in the Commonwealth through public education; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Dunbar Community Center (DCC), Inc., so-called, in Springfield to operate the DCC Teen Safe Zone Program; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for amelioration of an area bounded by Middle, Garey and Commercial Streets in the Town of Weymouth"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be appropriated to the Spanish American Union, Incorporated, in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 of said funds shall be dedicated to the Puerto Rican Cuatro Project, a cultural development project under said Spanish American Union Incorporated"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Creative Economy Association of the North Shore; provided further, that not less then $30,000 shall be expended for the Boston Irish Tourism Association marketing initiatives and for an analysis of the marketability of the Massachusetts Irish Community"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be shall be expended for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce for the expansion of the Haverhill Means Business program"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be provided for the Galaxy Community Council for promoting and hosting the Westover Air Show in the city of Chicopee"

and

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for From the Top, Inc"

and

"; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to Old Sturbridge Village for an international marketing campaign"

7066-0000

1,000,000

5,512,898

Wording Stricken

"; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative, to develop and support strategies that increase the number of Massachusetts public higher education faculty members and students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to nursing and allied health"

Wording Inserted

"; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Initiative, to develop and support strategies that increase the number of Massachusetts public higher education faculty members and students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to nursing and allied health"



I disapprove in the following items in Section 2 the wording as indicated:



Section 2

Wording Stricken

1000-0001

"; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall deduct an amount of $1,000 from any item of appropriation in section 2 in which a reporting requirement is stipulated within such item and which report is not filed within 10 days of the stated due date; provided further, that all amounts deducted shall be deposited into the General Fund and the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of all amounts so deducted"

4000-0300

"; provided further that not less than $500,000 will be made available for supplemental payments to one or more of the three largest Medicaid participating licensed non-profit chronic and rehabilitation hospitals with less than 500 beds, with Medicaid participation measured and ranked by the number of Medicaid days in the most recently completed fiscal year, but excluding for purposes of this clause any of such hospitals that are authorized to receive supplemental payments pursuant to line items 4000-0500 and 4000-0600"

and

"; provided further, that the executive office shall not reduce the outpatient rates for any specialty hospital which limits its admissions to patients under active diagnosis and treatment of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, below that which was granted during hospital fiscal year 2005"

and

"; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws or any general or special law to the contrary, for fiscal year 2009 the definition of a 'pediatric specialty unit' shall mean an acute care hospital with a burn center verified by the American Burn Center and the American College of Surgeons and a level 1 trauma center for pediatrics verified by the American College of Surgeons or a pediatric unit of an acute care hospital in which the ratio of licensed pediatric beds to total licensed hospital beds as of July 1, 1994, exceeded 0.20; provided further, that in calculating that ratio, licensed pediatric beds shall include the total of all pediatric service beds, and the total of all licensed hospital beds shall include the total of all licensed acute care hospital beds, consistent with Medicare's acute care hospital reimbursement methodology as put forth in the Provider Reimbursement Manual Part 1, Section 2405.3G; provided further, that in calculating rates of payment for children enrolled in MassHealth receiving inpatient services at acute care pediatric hospitals and pediatric subspecialty units as defined in section 1 of chapter 118G of the General Laws, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment, if necessary, sufficient to assure that inpatient SPAD and outlier payments for discharges with a case mix acuity greater than 3.5 shall be at least equal to 85 per cent of the expenses incurred in providing services to those children; provided further, that the executive office shall not reduce the payment rates by no less than 75 per cent for any specialty hospital which limits its services to patients under active diagnosis and treatment of cancer below that which was granted in the previous year"

4000-0360

"; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the council may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization and the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system"

4000-0640

"; provided further, that the division shall adjust per diem rates to reflect any reductions in

Medicaid utilization"

6010-0001

"; provided further, that notwithstanding any administrative bulletin or general or special law to the contrary, the department shall not pay any fees charged for the leasing or maintenance of vehicles to the division of operational services; provided further, that the department shall not be subject to section 36A of chapter 30 of the General Laws and section 22 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, but shall submit to the to the secretary of transportation for approval requests to repair such vehicles costing in excess of the limit set forth in said section 7"

9110-1455

; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs shall not implement cost sharing increases during fiscal year 2009 unless such cost sharing increases have been approved by law a vote of the general court



I return for amendment, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Article 56, as amended by Article 90, Section 3, of the Amendments to the Constitution, Sections 8, 11, 12, 94, and 107. The text of my recommended amendments is set forth in separate letters of this date to the Senate and House of Representatives.





The remainder of this bill I approve.



Approved, July 13, 2008

Deval L. Patrick

Governor


This information provided by the Executive Office of Administration and Finance.