Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2011

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2011

Outside Section 29

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Line-Item Transferability

SECTION 29.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance may authorize the transfer of funds from any item of appropriation for fiscal year 2011 for any executive branch agency to any other item of appropriation for that agency or within its executive office. No transfer authorized by this section shall exceed 5 per cent of the amount appropriated for an item. The secretary of administration and finance shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 15 days before a transfer pursuant to this section.

This section authorizes limited transferability between line items in the same executive office, after 15 days' notice to the Legislature.

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