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Budget Summary FY2012

Trial Court
Data Current as of:  7/11/2011





FISCAL YEAR 2012 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2012
Conference
FY2012
Vetoes
FY2012
GAA
Trial Court Justices' Salaries 47,308 0 47,308
Office of the Chief Justice for Administration and Management 185,438 0 185,438
Superior Court 22,195 0 22,195
Superior Court Administration Retained Revenue 6,000 0 6,000
District Court 31,444 0 31,444
District Court Administration Retained Revenue 33,750 0 33,750
Probate and Family Court 16,481 0 16,481
Probate and Family Court Retained Revenue 7,000 0 7,000
Land Court 1,986 0 1,986
Land Court Department Retained Revenue 1,100 0 1,100
Boston Municipal Court 5,782 0 5,782
Boston Municipal Court Retained Revenue 3,000 0 3,000
Housing Court 3,435 0 3,435
Housing Court Department Retained Revenue 2,000 0 2,000
Juvenile Court 11,672 0 11,672
Juvenile Court Department Retained Revenue 150 0 150
Commissioner of Probation 116,765 0 116,765
Office of Community Corrections 22,024 0 22,024
Jury Commissioner 2,336 0 2,336
TOTAL    519,866 0 519,866

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account description amount
TRIAL COURT 519,865,696
 
Direct Appropriations
0330-0101 Trial Court Justices' Salaries
For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court
47,307,647
0330-0300 Office of the Chief Justice for Administration and Management
For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court non-employee services, trial court dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, trial court law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, alternative dispute resolution, court security and judicial training; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 2, 2012, detailing the number of court officers, per diem court officers and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth; provided further, that the chief justice for administration and management may expend funds for guardian ad litem services; provided further, that the trial court shall record all fees that are collected pursuant to subsection (e) of section 2A of chapter 211D of the General Laws and shall record said fees in a separate source code entitled "indigent misrepresentation fees"; provided further, that the trial court shall record all fees that are collected pursuant to subsection (f) of said section 2A of said chapter 211D and shall record said fees in a separate source code entitled "indigent counsel fees"; provided further, that the trial court shall record all fees collected pursuant to S.J.C. Rule 3:10 (10)(c)(ii) and shall record said fees in a separate source code entitled "indigent but able to contribute fees"; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be spent for the "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project" to provide legal services to such grandparents in the areas of family law and public benefits and further requiring the chief justice of administration and management to make a report to the Legislature no later than January 10, 2012 of all the above grandparents who requested legal services, were eligible for legal services and were denied because of insufficient resources, including the legal problem for which they sought assistance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the chief justice for administration and management shall submit a report to the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means 90 days prior to the temporary closure or temporary relocation of courthouses; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, the transfer of personnel, the reallocation of resources, the impact on other courthouses resulting from the temporary closure of said court and other factors that may affect implementation of said temporary closure; provided further, that 50 per cent of all fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) shall be paid from this item; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, pursuant to said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term or an office or position under section 7 of chapter 30 and who: (1) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (2) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the trial court shall submit a report to the victim and witness assistance board detailing the amount of assessments imposed within each court by a justice or clerk-magistrate during the previous calendar year pursuant to section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of cases in which the assessment was reduced or waived by a judge or clerk-magistrate within the courts; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board on or before January 10, 2012
185,437,997
0331-0100 Superior Court
For the operation of the superior court department; provided, however, that not more than $6,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $5,600,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the medical malpractice tribunals in accordance with section 60B of chapter 231 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping
22,194,577
0332-0100 District Court
For the operation of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program; provided, however, that not more than $33,750,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $34,350,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the district court of Chelsea shall be the permanent location for the northern trial session to handle 6 person jury cases; provided further, that all personnel within said district court whose duties related to said northern trial session shall report to the clerk magistrate of said district court; and provided further, that the clerk magistrate shall utilize whatever space within the facility-at-large he deems necessary to comply with S.J.C. Rule 3:12, Canon 3(A)6
31,443,836
0333-0002 Probate and Family Court
For the operation of the probate and family court department; provided, however, that not more than $7,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $6,700,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
16,480,541
0334-0001 Land Court
For the operation of the land court department; provided, however, that not more than $1,100,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $2,000,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
1,986,356
0335-0001 Boston Municipal Court
For the operation of the Boston municipal court department; provided, however, that not more than $3,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $2,600,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
5,782,099
0336-0002 Housing Court
For the operation of the housing court department; provided, however, that not more than $2,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $1,600,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
3,435,377
0337-0002 Juvenile Court
For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, however, that not more than $150,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $150,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that in fiscal year 2012 the department shall proportionally reduce the amount allocated to the CASA programs as appearing in items 0337-0300, 0337-0400, 0337-0600, 0337-0700, and 0337-0900 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008
11,671,774
0339-1001 Commissioner of Probation
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that 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 intensive supervision and community restraint services in item 0339-1003; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the costs associated with full implementation of chapter 303 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this 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; and provided further, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to use the department's wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of weekly tape-matching to determine an individual's eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as defined in chapter 211D of the General Laws
116,765,364
0339-1003 Office of Community Corrections
For the office of community corrections and performance-based contracts for the operation of community corrections centers; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than October 12, 2011 on the benchmarks used to assess performance-based contracts; provided further, that the executive director shall submit a spending and management plan for each community corrections center, to include, but not be limited to, the progress and outcomes of performance-based contracting, to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2012; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012 for centers which failed to meet minimum performance-based contract requirements as determined by the Executive Director of the Office of Community Corrections between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011; provided further, that the Executive Director of the Office of Community Corrections may make funds from this item available for rehabilitative pilot programs that incorporate evidence-based correctional practices; and provided further, that the executive director shall submit a spending and management plan for each community corrections center which shall include, but not be limited to, the progress and outcomes of performance-based contracting, to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 30, 2012
22,024,310
0339-2100 Jury Commissioner
For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter 234A of the General Laws
2,335,818

account description amount
Retained Revenues
0331-0104 Superior Court Administration Retained Revenue
6,000,000
0332-0104 District Court Administration Retained Revenue
33,750,000
0333-0004 Probate and Family Court Retained Revenue
7,000,000
0334-0004 Land Court Department Retained Revenue
1,100,000
0335-0004 Boston Municipal Court Retained Revenue
3,000,000
0336-0004 Housing Court Department Retained Revenue
2,000,000
0337-0004 Juvenile Court Department Retained Revenue
150,000

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