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 2 Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2009 and Section 2 Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2010, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting this accounts payable BFY2010 and first quarter BFY2011, as of September 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 during the accounts payable period of BFY2010, from 1599-3384 was $143,859.  The total spent during the accounts payable period of BFY2010, from 1599-1030, was $89,056.  The total spent during the first quarter of BFY2011, from 1599-3384, was $453,818.

In summary:  
In BFY2010, $12,000,000 was appropriated to the settlement and judgment account (1599-3384). The total spent through the accounts payable period of BFY 2010 was $12,000,000.

Total Amount Available FY 2010$      12,000,000
Spent in Previous Quarters     (11,856,141)
Spent during Accounts Payable  (143,859)
FY 2010 Ending Balance$                      0
In BFY2010, $963,600 was appropriated to the court monitor costs in compliance with the terms of the Rolland settlement agreement account (1599-1030). The total spent through the accounts payable period of BFY2010 was $668,443.
Total Amount Available FY 2010$         963,600
Spent in Previous Quarters     (579,387)
Spent during Accounts Payable  (89,056)
FY 2010 Balance to revert$         295,157
In BFY2011, $5,000,000 was appropriated to the settlement and judgment account (1599-3384).  A total of $453,818 was spent during the first quarter.
Total Amount Available FY 2011$      5,000,000
Spent in the First Quarter     (453,818)
9/30/10 Balance$      4,546,182

As of the date of this letter, $4,332,348 remains in account 1599-3384.

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

Sincerely,

Martin J. Benison
Comptroller

MJB/jdn

Enc.    FY2010 Accounts Payable xls format of qtr_1_s_j_2011_attch.xls
          FY2011 Q1 xls format of qtr_1_s_j_2011_attch_b.xls  
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