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The Governor's Budget Recommendation

Legislature




The Massachusetts Legislature, or General Court, is a bicameral body consisting of 40 Senators and 160 Representatives. A professional and administrative staff supports the Legislature, primarily through its committee structure. Staff members assist the legislators by researching and writing legislation, providing constituent services, and interacting with state agencies and community organizations.

Senate

Budgetary Direct Appropriations

HEALTH CARE BILL STUDY
0185-7888 150,000
For a study by the senate committee on ways and means of chapter twenty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and eighty-eight



COMPENSATION OF SENATORS
9511-0000 2,279,400
For the compensation of senators



EXPENSES OF SENATORS, INCLUDING TRAVEL
9511-8000 228,000
For expenses of senators, including travel



OFFICE OF THE SENATE CLERK
9512-0000 557,480
For the office of the senate clerk



SENATE IN-HOUSE PRINTING, DUPLICATING AND OTHER EXPENSES
9512-0100 99,072
For in-house printing, duplicating, and other expenses of the senate



SALARY OF THE CHAPLAIN OF THE SENATE
9513-0000 3,920
For the salary of the chaplain of the senate



OFFICE OF THE SENATE COUNSEL
9514-0000 590,000
For the office of the senate counsel



SENATE ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE AIDES
9515-0000 4,300,000
For administrative and legislative aides to the senators



SENATE EMPLOYEE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, MEDICARE TAX AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION
9515-0100 198,000
For the cost of universal health insurance, unemployment insurance, Medicare tax, and workers' compensation charges assessed against the employees of the senate



SENATE ADMINISTRATIVE, SECRETARIAL AND CLERICAL ASSISTANCE
9516-0000 1,565,000
For administrative, secretarial, and clerical assistance to the senators



SENATE LEGISLATIVE INTERN PROGRAM
9516-0030 325,000
For a legislative intern and service program for the senate



SENATE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
9517-0000 1,122,612
For the office of the senate committee on ways and means



SENATE OFFICE SUPPLIES AND OTHER EXPENSES
9518-0000 925,000
For office supplies and other expenses of the senate



SENATE COURT OFFICERS AND PAGES
9519-5000 1,135,000
For the salaries of court officers and pages of the senate



SENATE LEGISLATIVE POST AUDIT AND OVERSIGHT BUREAU
9519-6000 355,000
For the legislative post audit and oversight bureau of the senate



SENATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE SERVICES
9519-7000 1,500,000
For legislative committee services for the senate



AUTOMATION OF SENATE OFFICES
9519-7500 125,000
For the automation of senate offices



TELEVISING SESSIONS OF THE SENATE
9519-8000 240,000
For the expenses of televising sessions of the senate





House of Representatives

Budgetary Direct Appropriations

COMPENSATION OF REPRESENTATIVES
9621-0000 7,875,600
For the compensation of representatives



EXPENSES OF REPRESENTATIVES, INCLUDING TRAVEL
9622-8000 926,000
For expenses of representatives, including travel



OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
9623-0000 506,208
For the office of the clerk of the house of representatives



SALARY OF THE CHAPLAIN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
9624-0000 16,600
For the salary of the chaplain of the house of representatives



OFFICE OF THE HOUSE COUNSEL
9625-0000 1,035,016
For the office of the house counsel



OFFICE OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES
9626-0000 1,010,401
For the office of the house committee on rules



HOUSE REPAIRS AND RENOVATIONS
9626-0010 186,000
For repairs and renovations of the house of representatives



HOUSE EMPLOYEE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, MEDICARE TAX AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION
9627-0050 506,449
For the cost of universal health insurance, unemployment insurance, Medicare tax, and workers' compensation charges assessed against the employees of the house of representatives



HOUSE LEGISLATIVE INTERN AND SERVICE PROGRAM
9627-0100 300,000
For a legislative intern and service program for the house of representatives



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
9628-0000 1,316,833
For the office of the house committee on ways and means



HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS RENOVATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS
9628-0010 500,000
For renovations and improvements to the house committee on ways and means, including the cost of data processing services, equipment and personnel



HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE PERFORMANCE OVERSIGHT
9628-0020 180,000
For the performance oversight component of the house committee on ways and means



HOUSE MEMBERS' CLERICAL EXPENSES
9629-0000 2,850,348
For clerical and other expenses of the members of the house of representatives



HOUSE ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE AIDES
9630-0020 3,954,258
For administrative and legislative aides to the members of the house of representatives



HOUSE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS IN THE CAPE AND ISLANDS DISTRICT
9631-0021 56,597
For two administrative assistants to work within the county in which they reside under the direction of the elected representative from the Cape and Islands district; provided, that such assistants shall be residents of the district; provided further, that each reside in separate counties and neither shall reside in the county in which the elected representative resides; and provided further, that such assistants shall be appointed by said elected representative



HOUSE OFFICE SUPPLIES AND OTHER EXPENSES
9632-0040 638,824
For office supplies and other expenses of the house of representatives



TELEVISING SESSIONS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
9633-0000 559,207
For the expenses of televising sessions of the house of representatives



HOUSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
9634-2000 154,349
For expenses related to the house information systems, including maintenance of data and telecommunications equipment



HOUSE COURT OFFICERS AND PAGES
9634-3000 864,521
For the salaries of court officers and pages of the house of representatives



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
9634-4000 34,452
For the expenses of the office of the house committee on personnel administration



HOUSE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE SERVICES
9634-5000 4,754,325
For legislative committee services for the house of representatives



HOUSE LEGISLATIVE POST AUDIT AND OVERSIGHT BUREAU
9634-6000 852,833
For the office of the legislative post audit and oversight bureau of the house of representatives



LEGISLATIVE SERVICE BUREAU
9636-0000 455,924
For the legislative service bureau





Joint Legislative Operations

Budgetary Direct Appropriations

OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
9731-0000 518,728
For the office of the sergeant-at-arms



JOINT LEGISLATIVE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, MEDICARE TAX AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION
9731-0050 179,682
For the cost of universal health insurance, unemployment insurance, Medicare tax, and workers' compensation charges assessed against the employees of the joint legislative committees



LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENT ROOM CLERKS' SALARIES
9734-1000 376,570
For the salaries of clerks employed in the legislative document room, including other joint legislative expenses



LEGISLATIVE CONTINGENT EXPENSES
9735-0000 180,100
For contingent expenses of the senate and house of representatives and necessary expenses in and about the state house, with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms



ELECTRIC ROLL CALL SYSTEM RENTAL, MAINTENANCE AND UPDATING
9736-0000 22,532
For the rental, maintenance, and updating of an electric roll call system



OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE DATA PROCESSING
9738-0001 705,112
For the administration of the office of legislative data processing



LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN AND DAILY LIST
9739-0003 167,167
For the compilation, indexing, annotating, printing, and other expenses in connection with the publication of the bulletin of committee hearings and of the daily list, with the approval of the joint committee on rules, including other joint legislative expenses



LEGISLATIVE ENGROSSING DIVISION
9742-0000 248,199
For the administration of the legislative engrossing division



LEGISLATIVE PRINTING AND OTHER EXPENSES
9743-0000 2,051,858
For printing, binding, and paper ordered by the senate and house of representatives, or by concurrent order of the two branches, for printing the manual of the general court, with the approval of the clerks of the respective branches, and for biographical sketches of certain state and federal officials and other expenses



JOINT LEGISLATIVE DATA PROCESSING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
9744-1000 6,502,510
For joint legislative data and telecommunications equipment and services



EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN SERVICES AND RELATED SUPPLIES
9745-0000 26,170
For the emergency service of a physician, for medical supplies in the state house and for expenses, including the purchase of equipment in connection therewith, subject to the approval of the joint committee on rules; provided, that section twenty-one of chapter thirty of the General Laws shall not apply to the payments made under this item



JOINT COMMITTEE ON RULES
9746-0000 174,242
For the expenses of the joint committee on rules and for clerical and other assistance to the joint committee



JOINT STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES
9747-0010 38,054
For the expenses of joint standing and special committees authorized by joint order to sit and travel during the session and recess of the general court, said funds to be allocated to committees only upon written approval of the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives



LEGISLATIVE MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
9748-0000 230,904
For membership fees and programs of legislative associations for the general court of the commonwealth, with the approval of the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives




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