October 15, 2010
Honorable Charles A. Murphy, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means
State House – Room 243
Boston, MA 02133
Dear Representative Murphy:
As required by Section 2B Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2009 and Section 2B Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting this report on Prior Year Deficiencies to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means.
The attached Paid Prior Year Deficiency Reports contains information regarding payment of prior year deficiencies through chargebacks to FY2010 and FY2011 funds.
In FY2010, a total of $2,307,827 was spent in prior year deficiencies for 26 departments. Of that, $1,452,313 was from accounts that had sufficient funds and $855,514 was from accounts that had insufficient funds.
Through the first quarter of FY2011, a total of $1,023,025 was spent in prior year deficiencies for 6 departments. Of that, $10,549 was from accounts that had sufficient funds and $1,012,476 was from accounts that had insufficient funds.
Martin J. Benison
CC: Steven C. Panagiotakos, Chair, Senate Committee on Ways and Means
Jay Gonzalez, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Doug Howgate, Budget Director, Senate Ways and Means Committee
Jeita Phillips, Budget Director, House Ways and Means Committee
Michael Esmond, Budget Director, Administration and Finance