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Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

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Snow and Ice Spending 1

SECTION 16.   The second paragraph of section 4 of chapter 6C of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out clause (e), as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

(e) for expenditure by the department for engineering services and expenses, for care, repair, storage, replacement and purchase of road building machinery and tools, for the erection and maintenance of direction signs and warning signs, for the care of shrubs and trees on state highways, for snow and ice removal and for expenses incidental to the foregoing or incidental to the purposes specified in clauses (b) to (d), inclusive; provided, however, that the department may incur liabilities and make expenditures in excess of funds available to the department for snow and ice removal; provided further, that expenditures for snow and ice removal shall be approved by the secretary of transportation in consultation with the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that no expenses shall be made in excess of funds available in any fiscal year until $40,000,000 has been expended for snow and ice removal in that fiscal year; and provided further, that the negative balance of funds available for snow and ice removal shall not exceed $50,000,000 at any time during a fiscal year and the state comptroller may certify for payment invoices in excess of funds available to the department.