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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

Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation 1,778  895  2,673 
Division of Banks 12,001  12,001  14,511 
Division of Insurance 10,717  2,515  13,232  59,961 
Division of Professional Licensure 4,289  6,228  10,516  11,663 
Division of Standards 1,925  1,925  2,295 
Department of Telecommunications and Energy 9,332  5,385  14,717  13,490 
Division of Energy Resources 1,738  2,298  4,036  1,662 
State Racing Commission 2,168  7,325  9,493  4,014 

TOTAL       43,948  24,645    68,593  107,595 
 
Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation 2,672,880
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 1,777,582
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation  
   7006-0000   For the operation of the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, including the expenses of an administrative services unit 1,777,582
 
Trust and Other Spending 895,298
 
   9200-0140   Gifts and Donations - Consumer Affairs 14,168
 
   9200-0300   Residential Contractors Guaranty Fund 881,130

 

 
Division of Banks 12,000,812
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 12,000,812
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Division of Banks  
   7006-0010   For the operation of the division of banks; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated herein shall be assessed upon financial institutions regulated by the division pursuant to General Law, a special act, or state regulations; and provided further, that said assessment shall be in addition to any and all assessments currently assessed upon financial institutions and shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $12,000,812 in additional revenue to fund this item 12,000,812

 

 
Division of Insurance 13,231,997
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 10,716,896
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Division of Insurance  
   7006-0020   For the operation of the division of insurance, including the expenses of the board of appeal on motor vehicle policies and bonds, certain other costs of supervising motor vehicle liability insurance, and the expenses of the fraudulent claims board; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be assessed upon the institutions which the division currently regulates pursuant to powers granted to the division by the General Laws, a special law, or state regulations, except for licensed business entity producers; and provided further, that said assessment shall be in addition to any and all assessments currently assessed upon the institutions and shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $10,716,896 in additional revenue to fund this item 10,716,896
 
Trust and Other Spending 2,515,101
 
   7006-0031   Prudential Insurance Settlement Trust 34,392
 
   7006-0032   Hancock Settlement Trust 33,646
 
   7006-0037   Ancillary Receivership Trust 22,111
 
   7006-0038   AAA Life Insurance Settlement Trust 2,640
 
   7006-0039   UNUM Provident Settlement Trust 591,468
 
   9222-7500   Medical Malpractice Analysis Bureau 520,401
 
   9222-7650   Workers' Compensation Rating Bureau Trust Fund 895,130
 
   9222-7900   State Rating Bureau Medical Malpractice Insurance Trust 415,313

 

 
Division of Professional Licensure 10,516,380
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 4,288,862
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Division of Professional Licensure  
   7006-0040   For the operation of the division of professional licensure 4,288,862
 
Trust and Other Spending 6,227,518
 
   7006-0056   Division of Professional Licensure 50/50 Trust 5,999,027
 
   7006-0500   Insurance Fraud Law - Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Liability Policy 200,000
 
   9230-0003   Board of Real Estate Brokers and Sales 8,565
 
   9230-0005   Council of Licensure, Enforcement, and Reinforcement Trust 19,926

 

 
Division of Standards 1,925,428
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 1,925,428
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Division of Standards  
   7006-0060   For the operation of the division of standards 806,528
 
 Item Pricing Inspections  
   7006-0066   For the support of the division of standards' municipal inspection efforts; provided, that up to 15 per cent of the amount appropriated herein may be expended for administrative costs of the division 300,000
 
Retained Revenues 
 
 Weights and Measures Law Enforcement Fee Retained Revenue  
   7006-0067   The division of standards is hereby authorized to expend for enforcement of weights and measures laws an amount not to exceed $458,900 from revenues received from item pricing violations collected through municipal inspection efforts, and from weights and measures fees and fines collected from cities and towns 458,900
 
 Motor Vehicle Repair Shop Licensing Fee Retained Revenue  
   7006-0068   The division of standards is hereby authorized to expend for operation of the division an amount not to exceed $360,000 from license fees collected from owners of motor vehicle repair shops 360,000

 

 
Department of Telecommunications and Energy 14,716,842
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 9,332,130
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Department of Telecommunications and Energy  
   7006-0070   For the operation and administration of the department of telecommunications and energy; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of the first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2007 pursuant to said paragraph shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $8,672,318 8,672,318
 
 Transportation Entity Monitoring and Oversight  
   7006-0080   For the operation of the transportation division 584,812
 
Retained Revenues 
 
 Energy Facilities Siting Board Retained Revenue  
   7006-0090   The department of telecommunications and energy is hereby authorized to expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board an amount not to exceed $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2007 and prior fiscal years from utility companies 75,000
 
Federal Grant Spending 1,200,000
 
 Pipeline Security  
   7006-9002   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pipeline Security 1,200,000
 
Trust and Other Spending 4,184,712
 
   7006-0073   Department of Telecommunications and Energy - Dislodged Manhole Cover 100,000
 
   7006-0074   Energy Stray Voltage 350,000
 
   7006-0075   Department of Telecommunications and Energy Trust Fund 3,420,000
 
   7006-0077   Electric Outage Reporting System 250,000
 
   7006-0078   Rail Grade Crossings Safety and Security 64,712

 

 
Division of Energy Resources 4,036,166
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 1,738,435
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Division of Energy Resources  
   7006-1000   For the operation of the division of energy resources and energy efficiency programs; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under section 11H of chapter 25A of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item 1,530,331
 
 Residential Conservation Service Program  
   7006-1001   For the operation of a residential conservation service program pursuant to chapter 465 of the acts of 1980 208,104
 
Federal Grant Spending 1,773,507
 
 City of Boston Municipal Energy Program  
   7006-9216   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, City of Boston Municipal Energy Program 40,000
 
 Potential for Wind Energy Development on New England Islands Phase II  
   7006-9220   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Potential for Wind Energy Development on New England Islands Phase II 50,847
 
 Massachusetts Micro-Hydro Analysis Project  
   7006-9222   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Micro-Hydro Analysis Project 5,000
 
 Leveraging Manufacturing Productivity and Energy Efficiency  
   7006-9223   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Leveraging Manufacturing Productivity and Energy Efficiency 5,582
 
 Public Housing Energy Efficiency  
   7006-9227   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Public Housing Energy Efficiency 66,196
 
 Rebuild America - Northeast Regional Peer Exchange  
   7006-9228   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rebuild America - Northeast Regional Peer Exchange 6,710
 
 Eastern Massachusetts Shuttle Project  
   7006-9229   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Eastern Massachusetts Shuttle Project 40,875
 
 Northeast Regional Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power  
   7006-9230   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Northeast Regional Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power 150,000
 
 City of Brockton  
   7006-9231   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, City of Brockton 59,400
 
 Mass Energy Efficiency Partnership Outreach and Training  
   7006-9232   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Energy Efficiency Partnership Outreach and Training 149,967
 
 Rebuild Massachusetts Program  
   7006-9233   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rebuild Massachusetts Program 98,962
 
 Massachusetts Million Solar Roofs Partnership  
   7006-9235   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Million Solar Roofs Partnership 49,680
 
 Compressed Natural Gas Technology Workshops and Analysis  
   7006-9236   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Compressed Natural Gas Technology Workshops and Analysis 50,000
 
 State Heating Oil and Propane Program  
   7006-9720   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Heating Oil and Propane Program 22,288
 
 State Energy Plan  
   7006-9743   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Energy Plan 958,000
 
 Northeast Regional Biomass Program  
   7006-9757   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Northeast Regional Biomass Program 20,000
 
Trust and Other Spending 524,224
 
   7006-2160   CHP Applications Center Trust 76,327
 
   7006-7014   Exxon Oil Overcharge 1,783
 
   7006-7016   Stripper Oil Well 417,276
 
   7006-7030   Electric Vehicle Demonstration - Non-Federal 14,443
 
   7006-7040   Telecommuting Initiative Donations from Private Firms 14,395

 

 
State Racing Commission 9,492,540
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 2,167,663
Direct Appropriations  
 
 State Racing Commission  
   7006-0110   For the operation of the state racing commission 2,167,663
 
Trust and Other Spending 7,324,877
 
   7006-0001   Massachusetts Racing Development and Oversight Fund 7,324,877