Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2012

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2012

Operating Transfers


SECTION 2E. The sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The secretary of administration and finance shall allot up to the amount appropriated in this section under section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws. Notwithstanding section 19A of said chapter 29, any transfer under this section shall be made by the comptroller in accordance with a transfer schedule to be developed for each item by the comptroller, after consulting with the appropriate agency secretary, the secretary of administration and finance and the state treasurer. The schedule for each appropriation shall provide for transfers in increments considered appropriate to meet the cash flow needs of each fund and all transfers under the schedule shall be completed not later than June 30, 2011. Not later than 7 days after the schedules receive final approval by the comptroller, they shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means.

 

Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Transfers Resource Summary ($000)
GOVERNMENT AREA
FY2012
Budgetary
Recommendations
Administration and Finance 414,326
Health and Human Services 1,154,037
Transportation 363,234
Education 500
TOTAL 1,932,096
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Administration and Finance

account description amount
GROUP INSURANCE COMMISSION 414,325,940
1599-6152 State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund
To provide for an operating transfer to the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund, established pursuant to section 24 of chapter 32A of the General Laws
414,325,940


Health and Human Services

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 1,154,036,822
1595-1068 Medical Assistance Trust Fund
Notwithstanding provisions of the preamble of section 2E, and to provide for an operating transfer to the MassHealth provider payment account in the Medical Assistance Trust Fund, established under section 2QQQ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds may be expended only for services provided during state or federal fiscal year 2012, and no amounts previously or subsequently transferred into the Medical Assistance Trust Fund may be expended on payments described in the 1115 demonstration waiver for services provided during state fiscal year 2012 or payments described in the state plan for services provided during federal fiscal year 2012; provided further, that all payments from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund shall be subject to the availability of federal financial participation, shall be made only in accordance with federally-approved payment methods, shall be consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services, and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of an agreement with the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that any increase in payment made from the trust fund totaling an amount greater than $251,000,000 in fiscal year 2012 shall be made only after the secretary of health and human services certifies that any increase in payments from the trust fund shall not exceed the negotiated limit for section 1115 waiver spending; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall notify, in writing, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and the joint committee on healthcare financing for any increases in payments within 15 days; provided further, that the secretary of the executive office of health and human services shall make a payment of up to $308,050,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for dates of service in state and federal fiscal year 2012 only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $154,025,000 of its funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund, using a federally permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the nonfederal share of the payment
394,025,000
1595-1069 Health Insurance Technology Trust Fund
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall transfer up to $500,000 from the General Fund to the Health Insurance Technology Trust Fund for the purpose of administering the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Payment program; provided, that all payments from the Health Insurance Technology Trust Fund shall be subject to the availability of federal financial participation
500,000
1595-5819 Commonwealth Care Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, established under section 2OOO of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that up to $30,000,000 shall be transferred from the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund, established under section 36 of chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided further, that the hospital fiscal year 2012 payment amount to each hospital shall be funded by the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that payments may be made either as safety net care payments under the commonwealth's section 1115 waiver, or as an adjustment to Title XIX service rate payments, or a combination thereof; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services and the health safety net office may use other federally permissible funding mechanisms available for public service hospitals, as defined in 114.1 CMR 36.02, to reimburse up to $70,000,000 of uncompensated care at the hospitals using sources distinct from the funding made available to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the secretary of health and human services and the executive director of the commonwealth health insurance connector authority, shall on a quarterly basis evaluate the revenue needs of the health safety net program funded by the Health Safety Net Trust Fund and the Commonwealth Care subsidized health insurance program funded by the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund, and if necessary, transfer monies between these funds for the purpose of ensuring that sufficient revenues are available to support projected program expenditures; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall report any transfers made between the Health Safety Net Trust Fund and the Commonwealth Care Trust Fund to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on healthcare financing within 30 days of the proposed transfer; and provided further, that up to $10,000,000 shall be applied for the purpose of providing small business health insurance wellness subsidies pursuant to section 7A of chapter 176Q of the General Laws
759,511,822


Transportation

account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 363,233,728
1595-6368 Massachusetts Transportation Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Transportation Trust Fund, established under section 4 of chapter 6C of the General Laws; provided, that pursuant to clause (2) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall transfer not less than $15,000,000 to the regional transit authorities organized under chapter 161B; provided further, that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall spend not more than $8,106,972 for the operation of the motor vehicle insurance merit rating board, including the rent, related parking and utility expenses of the board; provided, that the amount expended for the operation of the motor vehicle insurance merit rating board, and the associated fringe benefits, shall be borne by insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth, under section 57A of chapter 6C of the General Laws; provided further, that, of the amount expended for the operation of the motor vehicle insurance merit rating board, an amount not less than $300,000 shall be provided to the executive office of public safety and security for the costs of personnel and services associated with the maintenance and use of registry information technology for criminal justice purposes; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no safe driver insurance plan shall require the payment of an unsafe driver point surcharge for the first offense for non-criminal motor vehicle traffic violations as described in chapter 90C of the General Laws
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
203,233,728
1595-6369 Commonwealth Transportation Fund transfer to the MBTA
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority under clause (1) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
160,000,000


Education

account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION 500,000
7066-0035 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pipeline Fund
For the support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives through the STEM pipeline fund established in the 2006 Economic Stimulus Act
500,000


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