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Section 1 contains the legal language which states that the amounts set out in the line item section are to be appropriated from specific funds. This section also includes some technical provisions regarding the various types of appropriations.

Section 1A and Section 2 states that the appropriations for fiscal year 1997 are set out in volume II, which is where the line items appear in the hard copy.

The Table of Contents appears after Section 2. The Table of Contents lists sections 3 through 54. These sections contain recommended changes to law, as well as other statutory language, which relate to how appropriations are to be spent.



In the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Six


AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions, other services, and for certain permanent improvements, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth as state appropriations in section two for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in said sections two and three are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety-seven. The sums set forth as federal appropriations in section two for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in said section two are hereby appropriated from the General Federal Grants Fund, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof. Federal funds received in excess of the amount appropriated in section two shall be expended only in accordance with the provisions of section six B of chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws. The amounts of any unexpended balances of federal grant funds received prior to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-six, and not included as part of an appropriation item in section two, are hereby made available for expenditure during fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-seven, in addition to any amounts appropriated in section two. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the agencies to which amounts are appropriated in section two from the Intragovernmental Service Fund established pursuant to section two Q of chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws are hereby authorized to expend said amounts for the provision of goods and services to agencies receiving appropriations in section two; provided, that all such expenditures shall be accompanied by a corresponding transfer of funds from an appropriation in section two to the Intragovernmental Service Fund; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made from said Intragovernmental Service Fund which would cause said fund to be in deficit at the close of fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-seven; and provided further, that any balance remaining in said Intragovernmental Service Fund at the close of fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-seven shall be transferred to the General Fund.

Section 1A. In Accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the constitution and section six D of chapter twenty-nine of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ninety-seven are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for such fiscal year as set forth and authorized in section two. The comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund, to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth herein, and to include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for such fiscal year pursuant to section thirteen of chapter seven A of the General Laws; provided, that such quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund (in millions)
SOURCE All Budgeted Funds General Fund Local Aid Fund Highway Fund Other Budgeted Funds
Tax Revenue




Alcoholic Beverages 58.0 58.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Commercial Banks 168.0 168.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Savings Institutions 51.0 51.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cigarette 233.0 103.8 0.0 0.0 129.2
Corporations 896.0 537.6 358.4 0.0 0.0
Deeds 76.9 40.0 36.9 0.0 0.0
Income Tax Base 6,669.9 3,841.3 2,560.8 0.0 267.8
Income Tax Reduction (132.5) (79.5) (53.0) 0.0 0.0
Estate/Inheritance 117.0 117.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Insurance 328.5 328.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Motor Fuels 607.0 81.8 0.0 517.6 7.6
Utilities 90.0 90.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Racing 13.5 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Room Occupancy 71.1 46.2 0.0 0.0 24.9
Sales: Regular 1,973.0 1,183.8 789.2 0.0 0.0
Sales: Meals 377.0 226.2 150.8 0.0 0.0
Sales: Motor Vehicles 365.0 219.0 146.0 0.0 0.0
Miscellaneous 6.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL TAX REVENUE 11,968.4 7,032.2 3,989.1 517.6 429.5






Non-Tax Revenue




Federal Reimbursements 2,840.3 2,727.1 5.3 4.0 103.9
Departmental Revenue 1,025.2 557.5 5.5 332.6 129.6
Consolidated Transfers 973.5 382.1 613.1 0.0 (21.7)
TOTAL NON-TAX REVENUE 4,839.0 3,666.7 623.9 336.6 211.8






TOTAL BUDEGETED FUND REVENUE 16,807.4 10,698.9 4,613.0 854.2 641.3


Section 1B. The comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to keep a distinct account of actual receipts of non-tax revenues by each department, board, commission or institution, to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with projected receipts set forth herein, and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-seven pursuant to section thirteen of chapter seven A of the General Laws; provided, that such quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of non-tax revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Non-Tax Revenue Executive Office Summary (in dollars)
SOURCE Unrestricted Restricted Total




Executive 2,500 0 2,500
Office of the Comptroller 1,211,722 0 1,211,722
Administration and Finance 588,256,444 27,861,575 616,118,019
Environmental Affairs 64,045,401 872,930 64,918,331
Family Services 2,861,215,587 192,672,551 3,053,888,138
Public Property 14,366,325 7,277,345 21,643,670
Board of Education and Training 3,306,068 150,000 3,456,068
Public Safety 21,092,649 14,185,000 35,277,649
Elder Affairs 202,000 0 202,000
Legislature 700,649 0 700,649
Judiciary 58,751,517 0 58,751,517
Secretary of the Commonwealth 42,869,075 30,000 42,899,075
Treasurer and Receiver-General 450,023,562 484,180,000 934,203,562
Attorney General 5,670,050 0 5,670,050
State Ethics Commission 43,000 0 43,000
Office of Campaign and Political Finance 65,000 0 65,000




Total Non-Tax Revenue 4,111,821,549 727,229,401 4,839,050,950


Section 2. Appropriations for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-seven are set out in volume II.

Please note: Volume II is the second volume of the two volume hard copy edition. In this online document, appropriations can be found within each branch of government by selecting the appropriate branch from the main table of contents.



Table of Contents
(Sections 3 through 54)

Sec # Title
3 Local Aid Distribution
4 Local Aid - Use of 1994 Census
5 Advance Local Aid Payments
6 Gas Tax Distribution
7 Affirmative Action Policy
8 Office of New Americans Authority for Welfare Matters
9 Procurement Rules
10 Trust Fund for Head Injury Treatment Services
11 Eligibility of Lottery Winners for Public Assistance
12 Establishment of Tuition Retention Trust Funds
13 Domestic Violence Prevention Services
14 Energy Technology Development Fund
15 Commonwealth Medical Assistance Fund
16 Definition of Municipal Revenue Growth Factor
17 School District Carry-Over
18 Segregation of Local School Appropriations
19 Expanding Successor Liability to Hospitals
20 Additional Circuit Justices for the Probate and Family Court
21 Additional Circuit Justices for the Probate and Family Court
22 Additional Circuit Justices for the Probate and Family Court
23 HIV Testing for Persons Convicted of Sexual Offenses
24 Cost Avoidance Programs
25 Transfers Between Debt Service Accounts
26 Lease Administration
27 Revenue Optimization
28 Suggestion Awards Board - Awards
29 Leave of Absence Chargeback Authority
30 Workers' Compensation Chargeback Authority
31 Pension Study
32 Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program Commercial Insurance
33 Sewer Rate Relief
34 State Reclamation Board Trust Fund
35 Forest Land Transfer
36 Enterprise Funds for Health Facilities
37 Neighborhood Housing Services Loans
38 Housing Level Verification
39 Authorization for Uncompensated Care Pool Payments
40 Public Hospitals as Disproportionate Share Facilities
41 Department of Children's Services Scholarship Fund
42 Social Services Block Grant Fringe Benefits
43 Uncompensated Care Pool - Private Sector Liability Cap
44 Public Property Recovery of Overhead Costs
45 Public Property Asbestos Cost Recovery Expendable Trust
46 Local Contribution for Education - Waivers
47 Tuition Retention Fringe Benefits - University
48 Tuition Retention Fringe Benefits - State Colleges
49 Tuition Retention Fringe Benefits - Community Colleges
50 Net School Spending
51 County Corrections Maintenance of Effort Trust Fund
52 Local Police Cadet Training Fee
53 County Correction Employee Health and Pension Contributions
54 Effective Date




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