Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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 2016 Operating Transfers Resource Summary ($000)
GOVERNMENT AREA
FY 2016
Budgetary
Recommendations
Independents 1,500
Administration and Finance 517,525
Health and Human Services 669,220
Transportation 645,773
TOTAL 1,834,018

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Independents

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER 1,500,000
1595-7066 STEM Pipeline Fund
For the support of the Massachusetts Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics Grant Fund, established pursuant to section 2MMM of chapter 29 of the General Laws
1,500,000


Administration and Finance

account description amount
GROUP INSURANCE COMMISSION 517,524,936
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
432,972,255
1599-6153 OPEB Funding
For an operating transfer to the State Retiree Benefits Trust for the purposes of reducing the Commonwealth's unfunded retiree healthcare and other-non pension benefit liability; provided, that section 152 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011 shall not apply in fiscal year 2016
84,552,681


Health and Human Services

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 669,219,738
1595-1067 Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund under section 35UU of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended under the delivery system transformation initiative master plan and hospital-specific plans approved in the MassHealth section 1115 demonstration for state or federal fiscal year 2015; provided further, that all payments from the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives 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; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make payments of up to $49,338,667 from the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for federal fiscal year 2015 only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $24,669,334 of its funds to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund using a federally permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of such payment
189,141,606
1595-1068 Medical Assistance Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the MassHealth provider payment account in the Medical Assistance Trust Fund established in section 2QQQ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that, except as otherwise provided in this item, these funds shall be expended only for services provided during state or federal fiscal year 2015 or 2016; 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 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; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make a supplemental payment of up to $120,000,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for dates of service in state and federal fiscal year 2016 only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $60,000,000 of its funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund using a federally permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of such payment; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make a payment of up to $220,000,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for qualifying state fiscal year 2016 public hospital transformation and incentive initiative payments only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $110,000,000 of its funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund using a federally permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of such payment
465,000,000
1595-1069 Health Information Technology Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Health Information Technology Trust Fund under section 35RR of chapter 10 of the general laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended for operating costs for the health information exchange; and provided further that these funds shall be expended for operating costs for the health insurance exchange and integrated eligibility system
15,078,132


Transportation

account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 645,773,459
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
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
409,220,340
1595-6369 Commonwealth Transportation Fund transfer to the MBTA
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority pursuant to clause (1) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
187,000,000
1595-6370 Commonwealth Transportation Fund transfer to Regional Transit
For an operating transfer to the regional transit authorities organized pursuant to chapter 161B of the General Laws or predecessor statutes pursuant to clause (2) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that each regional transit authority receiving assistance under this item shall deliver, not later than October 1, 2015, a copy of its most recent audited financial statement to the chief financial officer of the department of transportation, the secretary of administration and finance, the state treasurer, the state comptroller, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on transportation
                Commonwealth Transportation Fund ............... 100%
40,000,000
1595-6379 Merit Rating Board
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 appropriated in this item, 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; 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%
9,553,119


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