July13, 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 2 Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2009, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting this fourth quarter BFY 2010, as of June 30, 2010, 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 and court monitor costs in compliance with the terms of the Rolland settlement agreement from appropriation account 1599-1030. The total spent for the fourth quarter of BFY 2010, from 1599-3384 was $4,370,020. The total spent for the fourth quarter of BFY 2010, from 1599-1030, was $72,512.

In summary:

In BFY 2010, $12,000,000 has been appropriated to the settlement and judgment account (1599-3384). A total of $4,370,020 was spent in the fourth quarter.

Total Amount Available FY 2010$      12,000,000
Spent in Previous Quarters     (7,486,121)
Spent in Fourth Quarter  (4,370,020)
6/30/2010 Remaining Balance Available$         143,859

As of the date of this letter, $131,831 remains in account 1599-3384. There are claims in line for payment with a value of $257,602 at this time.

In BFY 2010, $963,600 has been appropriated to the court monitor costs in compliance with the terms of the Rolland settlement agreement account (1599-1030). A total of $72,512 was spent in the fourth quarter.

Total Amount Available FY 2010$963,600
Spent in Previous Quarters     (506,876)
Spent in Fourth Quarter        (72,512)
6/30/2010 Remaining Balance Available      $384,212

As of the date of this letter, $324,466 remains in account 1599-1030.

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

Sincerely,

Martin J. Benison
Comptroller

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Enc.    FY2010 Q4 Report pdf format of    4th_Q_2010_S&J_rep.pdf   
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