60100001 - Massachusetts Highway Department

Account Description FY2009
6010-0001 Massachusetts Highway Department
For personnel costs of the department of highways, for certain administrative and engineering expenses and equipment of the highways commission, the office of the commissioner of highways, the division of administrative services, highway engineering, highway maintenance, highway construction, the outdoor advertising board, district and other highway activity offices, materials, supplies, fleet maintenance and equipment, general maintenance and equipment and the maintenance and operation of state highways and bridges and for the costs associated with the global positioning system program; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from the AA object code; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may expend from capital authorizations amounts necessary to cover operational costs of the department in excess of amounts appropriated in this item to ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained to support the services and programs offered by the department; provided further, that the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all amounts expended on bond-funded capital projects under the jurisdiction of the department and for all administrative and personnel expenses of the department charged to such bonds; provided further, that the reports shall be filed not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter; provided further, that notwithstanding any administrative bulletin or general or special law to the contrary, the department shall not pay any fees charged for the leasing or maintenance of vehicles to the division of operational services; provided further, that the department shall not be subject to section 36A of chapter 30 of the General Laws and section 22 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, but shall submit to the to the secretary of transportation for approval requests to repair such vehicles costing in excess of the limit set forth in said section 7; provided further, that the costs of routine highway maintenance provided by private and union workers in contract areas 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5A, 5B and 5C and for costs associated with police services and overtime within such areas shall be paid from this item; provided further, that $90,000 shall be made available for all contractual contingency costs associated with highway maintenance in such areas; and provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing for each contract area expenditures for the costs of contractual contingency fees, personnel, police services, overtime, materials and vehicle repairs

                Highway Fund ............... 100%
16,906,691 16,168,981  

Veto Explanation: I am vetoing this language because it inappropriately exempts the department from uniform fleet management rules.

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Wages & Salaries 538 675 461 508 624 0
Employee Benefits 568 526 647 701 746 0
Operating Expenses 13,749 15,802 15,048 13,462 15,536 -738
TOTAL 14,855 17,002 16,156 14,671 16,907 -738


FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=4%, Employee Benefits=4%, Operating Expenses=92%