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FISCAL YEAR 2007 RESOURCE SUMMARY ($000)
DEPARTMENT
FY 2007
Budgetary
Recommendations

FY 2007
Federal, Trust,
and ISF

FY 2007
Total
Spending

FY 2007
Budgetary
Non-Tax Revenue

Office of the Attorney General 36,480  6,912  43,393  7,949 
Victim and Witness Assistance Board 1,127  9,532  10,659 

TOTAL       37,607  16,444    54,052  7,949 
 
Office of the Attorney General 43,392,530
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 36,480,381
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Office of the Attorney General  
   0810-0000   For the operation of the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, and the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness compensation program; provided, that the victim and witness compensation program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the commission on uniform state laws 21,998,002
 
 Compensation to Victims of Violent Crimes  
   0810-0004   For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of 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 the provisions of 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 provisions outlined in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws 2,156,000
 
 Saltonstall Rent Costs  
   0810-0006   For rental costs and rental lease obligations associated with the office of the attorney general at the Leverett Saltonstall building in fiscal year 2007 2,414,150
 
 Overtime for State Police Assigned to the Attorney General  
   0810-0007   For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general 486,517
 
Highway Fund 88.20%
General Fund 11.80%
 
 
 Public Utilities Proceedings Unit  
   0810-0014   For the operation of the public utilities proceedings unit, pursuant to section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws 1,609,028
 
 Judicial Proceedings for Fuel Charge  
   0810-0017   For the expenses related to judicial proceedings relevant to the fuel charge; provided, that an amount equal to this appropriation shall be assessed to the electric industry pursuant to section 3 of chapter 24A of the General Laws 73,500
 
 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit  
   0810-0021   For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of such expenditure 2,687,349
 
 Wage Enforcement Program  
   0810-0045   For the operation of the wage enforcement program 3,105,528
 
 Insurance Proceedings Unit  
   0810-0201   For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance; provided, that funds appropriated herein may be expended for the purposes of items 0810-0338 and 0810-0399, in addition to the amounts appropriated in said items 1,389,979
 
 Automobile Insurance Fraud Investigation and Prosecution  
   0810-0338   For the operation of the automobile insurance fraud investigation and prosecution program; provided, that the costs of this item shall be assessed pursuant to section 3 of chapter 399 of the acts of 1991; provided further, that said assessments shall be credited to the General Fund; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of said section, the amount so assessed shall be $280,164 plus an amount sufficient to recover indirect and fringe benefit costs attributable to this item 280,164
 
 Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigation and Prosecution  
   0810-0399   For the investigation and prosecution of workers' compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 399 of the acts of 1991, the amount assessed pursuant to said section 3 for the cost of this program shall be $280,164 plus an amount sufficient to recover indirect and fringe benefit costs attributable to this item; provided further, that the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, where appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers' compensation insurance in accordance with the laws of the commonwealth; and provided further, that said unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws 280,164
 
Federal Grant Spending 1,075,000
 
 Crime Victim Compensation  
   0810-0026   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Crime Victim Compensation 1,000,000
 
 Weed and Seed Program  
   0810-6658   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Weed and Seed Program 75,000
 
Trust and Other Spending 5,837,149
 
   0810-0033   Local Consumer Aid Reimbursement 925,000
 
   0810-0414   State Forfeiture Funds 150,000
 
   0810-0416   Attorney General Conferences 20,000
 
   0810-0417   National Association of Attorneys General 1,004,149
 
   0810-0444   Federal Forfeiture Funds 125,000
 
   0810-7066   New England Mutual Life Insurance 100,000
 
   0810-7067   Insurance Fraud Prosecution Pilot Program 50,000
 
   0810-7088   Medco Health Solutions, Inc 148,000
 
   0810-7089   Sears Consumer and Education Fund 30,000
 
   0810-7200   Central Artery/Tunnel Cost Recovery Project 3,285,000

 

 
Victim and Witness Assistance Board 10,659,213
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 1,126,938
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Victim and Witness Assistance Board  
   0840-0100   For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board 406,822
 
 Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program  
   0840-0101   For the salaries and administration of the safety assistance for every person leaving abuse now advocacy program, to be administered by the victim and witness assistance board 720,116
 
Federal Grant Spending 9,112,275
 
 Victims of Crime Assistance Program  
   0840-0110   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Victims of Crime Assistance Program 8,600,000
 
 Byrne Federal Grant  
   0840-4609   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Byrne Federal Grant 194,795
 
 VAWA Federal Grant  
   0840-4620   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, VAWA Federal Grant 282,480
 
 Massachusetts Statewide Victim Assistance Academy  
   0840-5000   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Statewide Victim Assistance Academy 35,000
 
Trust and Other Spending 420,000
 
   0840-0115   Victim Witness Assistance Board Reimbursement Trust 420,000