Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

Operating Transfers


SECTION 2E. The sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the trust funds named within each item 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, 2017. Items in this section shall not be subject to allotment under section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws or reduction under section 9C of said chapter 29, without express authorization from the general court. 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, 2017. 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 2017 Operating Transfers Resource Summary ($000)
GOVERNMENT AREA
FY 2017
Budgetary
Recommendations
Administration and Finance 450,000
Health and Human Services 685,451
Transportation 604,355
Education 1,500
TOTAL 1,741,305

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Administration and Finance

account description amount
GROUP INSURANCE COMMISSION 450,000,000
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
450,000,000


Health and Human Services

account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 5,000,000
1595-4510 Substance Abuse Services Fund
For an operating transfer to the Substance Abuse Services Fund established in section 2I of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided, that the funds in this item shall be expended to increase the number of clients receiving substance abuse treatment through the bureau of substance abuse services; provided further, that in meeting that requirement, the bureau shall utilize a range of treatment settings including, but not limited to: (i) detoxification services; (ii) clinical stabilization services; (iii) residential treatment services; (iv) outpatient treatment services; (v) counseling; (vi) promoting primary care practitioners' access to available, trained and certified addiction specialists for consultation or referral; and (vii) educating primary care providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, about addiction prevention and treatment and to encourage primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to screen for signs of substance abuse; provided further, that in determining the range of services to expand, the bureau shall select a range of treatment settings that prioritizes: (a) treatment methods that are evidence-based and cost effective; (b) ensuring substance abuse treatment access to historically underserved populations; and (c) availability of a continuum of services and care for clients entering substance abuse treatment at any level; and provided further, that the commissioner of public health shall report quarterly to the executive office for administration and finance, the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (1) the way funds were spent in the previous quarter, including, but not limited to, an itemized accounting of the goods and services that were procured; (2) an accounting of substance abuse services provided by the fund, broken down by month and type of service, since 2011 through the current quarter; (3) the number of clients served, by month and type of service; (4) the number of new and returning clients, by service; (5) amounts expended by type of service for each month in the prior quarter; and (6) procurement and service goals for the subsequent quarter
5,000,000

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 680,450,606
1595-1067 Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund
For an operating transfer to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund established pursuant to section 35UU of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended pursuant to the delivery system transformation initiative master plan and hospital-specific plans approved in the MassHealth demonstration waiver pursuant to section 1115 of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 1315 for state or federal fiscal year 2016; provided further, that all payments from the fund shall be: (i) subject to the availability of federal financial participation; (ii) made only under federally-approved payment methods; (iii) consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services; and (iv) 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 fund to the Cambridge public health commission for federal fiscal year 2016 only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $24,669,334 of its funds to the fund using a federally-permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of the payment
205,597,334
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 2016 or 2017; provided further, that all payments from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund shall be: (i) subject to the availability of federal financial participation; (ii) made only under federally-approved payment methods; (iii) consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services; and (iv) 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 joint committee on healthcare financing of increases in payments within 15 days; 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 2017 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 2017 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
462,000,000
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
12,853,272


Transportation

account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 604,354,733
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%
327,659,302
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; provided, that said funding shall be used solely for repayment of debt encumbered prior to 2001 and debt associated with mitigation commitments related to the Central Artery Tunnel Project, the movement of costs from the capital to operating budget, pay-as-you-go capital programs, or debt service for new borrowing related to improving the system's state of good repair
                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, 2017, 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%
80,000,000
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%
9,695,431


Education

account description amount
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION 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


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