Comptroller letterhead

July 31, 2017

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

Honorable Jeffrey Sánchez, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means 
State House – Room 243
Boston, MA  02133

Dear Senator Spilka and Representative Sánchez:

As required by Section 2 Chapter 133 of the Acts of 2016, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting the fourth quarter BFY2017, as of  June 30, 2017, report on “Settlements and Judgments” to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means.

The attached report contains information regarding payments, by department, of settlements and judgments from appropriation account 1599-3384.

In BFY2017, $2,000,000 was appropriated to the settlement and judgment account (1599-3384).  Supplemental budgets c5 s2 ($6,000,000) and c20 s2 ($2,000,000) were enacted for an additional $8,000,000.  A total of $5,252,755 was spent during the fourth quarter.  In summary: 

Total Amount Available FY2017      $10,000,000
Expended in Previous Quarters

     (2,647,094)

Expended in the Fourth Quarter

   (5,252,755)

06/30/2017 Balance

$    2,100,151

As of the date of this letter for FY17, $43,585 remains in account 1599-3384, which includes a requested transfer of $300,000 to the Treasury line item 0612-0105.

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

Sincerely,            
 

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

Enc. xls format of FY2017 Fourth Quarter attch

cc:          Kristen Lepore, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance

               Adriana Campos, Budget Director, Senate Ways and Means Committee

               Justin Sterritt, Budget Director, House Ways and Means Committee

               Catharine Hornby, Assistant Secretary for Budget, Administration and Finance