Comptroller letterhead

January 31, 2017

Honorable Karen E. Spilka, Chair
Senate Committee on Ways and Means
State House – Room 212
Boston, MA  02133

Honorable Brian S. Dempsey, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means 
State House – Room 243
Boston, MA  02133

Dear Chairwoman Spilka and Chairman Dempsey:

As required by 1599-2040 of Section 2B Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015 as well as Section 2B Chapter 133 of the Acts of 2016, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting these reports on Prior Year Deficiencies, to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means.

The attached Paid Prior Year Deficiency Reports contain information regarding payment of prior year deficiencies through chargebacks to FY2016 and FY2017 funds.

The FY2016 report attached details the accounts payable period payments of $1,998.77.  For FY2016 in total, $12,748,290 was spent in prior year deficiencies for 41 departments.  Of that, $2,643,831 was incurred in accounts that had sufficient funds and $10,104,459 was from accounts that had insufficient funds.

Through the second quarter of FY2017, details attached, a total of $8,485,074.93 was spent in prior year deficiencies for 25 departments. 

                                                Q1 FY2017                                           Q2 FY2017

Sufficient Funds Available            $188,011                                             $818,038

Insufficient Funds Available           $27,011                                           $7,452,015

                                                   $215,023                                           $8,270,053


Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything further.


Thomas G. Shack III, Esq.
Comptroller of the Commonwealth


Enc.     FY2016 Final pdf format of FY16 Final Report

           FY2017 Q1 pdf format of FY17 Q1 Report

            FY2017 Q2 pdf format of FY17 Q2 Report