03391001 - Commissioner of Probation

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
0339-1001 Commissioner of Probation
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the commissioner, subject to appropriation, shall have exclusive authority to appoint, dismiss, assign and discipline probation officers, associate probation officers, probation officers-in-charge, assistant chief probation officers and chief probation officers; provided further, that the associate probation officers shall only perform in-court functions and shall assume the in-court duties of the currently employed probation officers who shall be reassigned within the probation service subject to collective bargaining agreements to perform intensive, community-based supervision of probationers, including the provisions of intensive supervision and community restraint services as described in item 0339-1004; provided further, that not less than $2,771,000 shall be expended for costs associated with full implementation of chapters 303 and 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the central Massachusetts probation training academy in the town of Clinton for the purpose of maintaining current staffing levels or providing additional staff at the discretion of the commission; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this line item to cover the costs of building leases; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, probation officer personnel and probation clerical support staff assigned to the courts shall be provided with suitable office space in their current location in and around the various divisions and departments of the trial court, as the case may be, or in suitable office space as appropriate, with the advice and consent of the commissioner; provided further, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to utilize the department's wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of weekly tape-matching, so-called, for the purposes of determining an individual's eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as defined in chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that the office shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the progress of eligibility verification with the department; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of individuals to be found misrepresenting assets, revenue generated through collection of indigent client fees, the average indigent client fee that each court division collects per case since the effective date of this act, recommendations on improvements in verifying eligibility for counsel and other pertinent information to ascertain the effectiveness of verification
142,372,102 134,893,975  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am reducing this item to an amount consistent with my House 2 recommendation.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
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SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
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FY2006
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FY2007
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FY2008
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FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 107,831 116,825 121,544 122,365 131,113 -6,403
Employee Benefits 2 1,790 582 646 2,260 -75
Operating Expenses 4,440 5,002 5,192 7,362 8,999 -1,000
TOTAL 112,274 123,617 127,317 130,373 142,372 -7,478

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=92%, Employee Benefits=2%, Operating Expenses=6%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Staff at the Central Massachusetts Probation Training Academy Clinton100,000 0  
For costs associated with extending the statute of limitations for sexual crimes against children and protecting domestic violence victims through global positioning systems Statewide2,771,000 0