70660000 - Department of Higher Education

Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
7066-0000 Department of Higher Education
For the operation of the department of higher education; provided, that the department shall recommend savings proposals that permit institutions of public higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource re-allocation and program re-assessment and to utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, that the State University Internship incentive program shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2013 for said program in item 7066-0000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that the commonwealth shall contribute funds to each institution in an amount necessary to match private contributions in the current fiscal year to the institutions internship incentive program; provider further, that the commonwealth's contribution shall be equal to $1 for every $1 privately contributed to each university's board of trustees or foundation; provided further, that the maximum total contributions from the commonwealth shall be no greater than the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that funds from this program shall not result in direct or indirect reduction in the Commonwealth's appropriations to the institutions for operations, scholarships, financial aid or any state appropriation and the department shall promulgate regulations and criteria for said program; provided further, that $10,000 shall be made available to supplement an existing scholarship program in the criminal justice program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to provide internship opportunities and workforce training for Massachusetts Veterans at Framingham State University and Massachusetts Bay Community College, for which an evaluation of results shall be provided to the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs not later than 18 months following adoption; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the state colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund, from the funds received from the operations of the projects, such costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year, as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the commissioner of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that funds from this account shall be expended for the office of coordination; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations

2,493,445 3,318,529

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