14100010 - Veterans' Services Administration and Operations

Account Description FY2010
Spending
FY2011
GAA
1410-0010 Veterans' Services Administration and Operations
For the operation of the department of veterans' services; provided, that the department may fund a housing specialist from this item; provided further, the secretary of veterans' services shall submit a report to the joint committee on veterans and federal affairs and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2010, on the effectiveness and efficiency of creating a program of behavioral health career development for returning veterans under a federal yellow ribbon scholarship entitled "Train Vets To Treat Vets" in conjunction with the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade; provided further, that the secretary of veterans' affairs shall submit a report to the joint committee on veterans' and federal affairs and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2010 on the secretariat's implementation of and the outreach efforts of the so-called "welcome home bill"; provided further, that the report shall include the participation rates for service, hindrances to enrollment for the program and recommendations, including any necessary statutory or other changes to increase the number of service men and women who apply for such service; and provided further, that upon receipt of a written certification by the secretary of administration and finance, addressed to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the comptroller of the commonwealth, that legislation extending the commonwealth's eligibility for an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, not in effect as of June 1, 2010, has been duly enacted and signed into law by the President of the United States or that the federal government has otherwise obligated itself to release additional funding not available as of June 1, 2010, to the commonwealth during state fiscal year 2011,not less than the amount expended in fiscal year 2009 shall be expended for the purpose of maintaining and rehabilitating Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans memorials



General Fund 98.842%

FMAP Budget Relief Fund 1.158%


2,075,480 2,133,506

Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this language and reducing this amount because none of the enhanced FMAP funds have been received from or committed by the federal government.