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Budget Summary FY2014

03300300 - Administrative Staff
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
0330-0300 Administrative Staff
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, court security and judicial training; provided, that the court shall expand and maximize usage of videoconferencing whenever and wherever applicable, including in cooperation with the offices of the county sheriffs; provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2014, detailing the number of court officers, per diem court officers and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $30,000 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 General Court on or before January 1, 2014, of all grandparents who requested legal services, their eligibility for such services and whether or not they were denied due to insufficient resources, including the legal problem for which they sought assistance; 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 under Supreme Judicial Court 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 50 per cent of all fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that the report shall provide the following information for the previous quarter for each court division and court house: (a) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (b) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (c) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (d) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that in the report due April 1, 2014, the report shall describe efforts by the trial court since the start of the fiscal year to: (a) partner with other public or private entities to maximize revenue collections; and (b) ensure that all court locations apply similar standards for revenue collections; 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: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) 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; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board on or before January 10, 2014; provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2014, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (b) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (c) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (d) the reason for the necessity of the transfer; and provided further, that the trial court shall provide full cooperation to the evaluator selected under 1599-1300 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 and shall make available to the evaluator any information and data needed to assist with the requirements of item 1599-1300

211,819,430 218,967,364

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.