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Budget Summary FY2016

03300300 - Administrative Staff
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
0330-0300 Administrative Staff
For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee 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 administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 29, 2016, 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 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 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 rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers' intervention programs and the creation of a risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders in accordance with chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; 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 for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that up to $200,000 may be expended for a revenue maximization unit that shall prioritize improving revenue collections at district court locations which had more than 60 per cent of court fees outstanding in fiscal year 2012; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2015 the trial court shall submit to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a progress report on the implementation of the revenue maximization unit; provided further, that the trial court shall report biannually to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) actions of the revenue maximization unit over the previous 6 months; and (b) revenue collection information for the most recent 6-month period for which data is available for all district court locations, denoting those district courts in which the revenue maximization unit is operating; 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 8, 2016; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 29, 2016, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (I) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (II) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (III) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (IV) the reason for the necessity of the transfer
217,712,419 235,637,941

Veto Explanation:   I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary.