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County Correctional Programs  
   8910-0000   For the operation of county correctional programs; provided, that the funds appropriated herein shall be distributed among the counties by the county government finance review board; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall be expended for operating and debt service costs associated with the Plymouth county facility, pursuant to the provisions of clauses 3 and 4 of the memorandum of agreement signed May 14, 1992, between the commonwealth and Plymouth county, as amended on February 16, 1999; provided further, that the sheriff of Plymouth county shall submit a report on the status of the repair and replacement fund for the correctional facility to said board by September 1, 2006, which shall include the fund balances at the end of fiscal year 2006, a description of any deposits to the fund, the amount of interest earned by the fund, and any expenditures planned for fiscal year 2007; provided further, that the funds distributed from this item shall be paid to the treasurer of each county who shall place such funds in a separate account within the treasury of each such county; provided further, that said treasurers shall authorize temporary transfers into said accounts for operation and maintenance of jails and houses of correction in advance of receipt of the amount distributed by the commonwealth from this item; provided further, that upon receipt of the commonwealth distribution, said treasurers may transfer out of such accounts an amount equal to the funds so advanced; provided further, that all funds deposited in such accounts and any interest accruing thereto shall be used solely for the functions of the sheriffs' departments of the various counties including, but not limited to, maintenance and operation of jails and houses of correction, without further appropriation; provided further, that the sheriff's department of each county receiving funds from this item shall reimburse the treasurer of each such county for personnel-related expenses, with the exception of salaries, attributable to the operations of the sheriff's department of each county heretofore paid by the county including, but not limited to, the cost of employee benefits; provided further, that on or before August 15, 2006, each county sheriff receiving funds from this item shall submit a spending plan for fiscal year 2007 to said board, detailing the level of resources deemed necessary for the operation of each county correctional facility and any expenditures which must be reduced to remain within the amount distributed from the sum appropriated herein; provided further, that said spending plans shall be developed by said board, in consultation with the Massachusetts sheriffs' association; provided further, that all said spending plans shall be detailed by object class and object code in accordance with the expenditure classification requirements promulgated by the state comptroller; provided further, that said spending plans shall be accompanied by a delineation of all personnel employed by each county correctional facility including, but not limited to, position, title, classification, rank, grade, collective bargaining unit, salary, and full-time or part-time status; provided further, that failure by a county sheriff to comply with any provision of this item shall result in a reduction of subsequent quarterly payments to amounts consistent with a rate of expenditure of 95 per cent of the rate of expenditure for fiscal year 2006, as determined by said board; provided further, that services shall be provided to the extent determined to be possible within the amount appropriated herein, and each sheriff shall make all necessary adjustments to ensure that expenditures do not exceed said appropriation; provided further, that no sheriff shall purchase any new vehicles or major equipment in fiscal year 2007 unless such purchase is made pursuant to a multi-county or regionalized collaborative procurement arrangement or unless such purchase is directly related to significant population increase or is otherwise necessary to address an immediate and unanticipated public safety crisis and is approved by the county government finance review board and the executive office of public safety; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions contained in this item, sheriffs may purchase marked prisoner transportation vans, upon notification to the county government finance review board; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no county treasurer shall retain revenues derived by the sheriffs from commissions on telephone service provided to inmates or detainees; provided further, that said revenues shall be retained by the sheriffs, not subject to further appropriation, for use in a canteen fund, so-called; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no county treasurer shall retain revenues derived by the sheriffs from housing federal inmates; provided further, that said revenues shall be retained by the sheriffs, not subject to further appropriation, for general operation and maintenance of the jails and houses of correction; provided further, that each county shall expend during fiscal year 2007, for the operation of county jails and houses of correction and other statutorily authorized facilities and functions of the office of the sheriff, in addition to the amount distributed from this item, not less than 102.5 per cent of the amount expended in fiscal year 2006 for such purposes from own-source revenues; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of this item, the maintenance of effort obligations for Suffolk county shall be 5 per cent of the total fiscal year 2007 Suffolk county correction operating budget as approved by the county government finance review board 140,260,963 181,635,673
 
 
 Consolidated with 1599-7092.