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Budget Summary FY2010

03391001 - Commissioner of Probation
Data Current as of:  1/26/2010

Account Description FY2009
0339-1001 Commissioner of Probation
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the commissioner, subject to appropriation, shall have exclusive authority to appoint, dismiss, assign and discipline probation officers, associate probation officers, probation officers-in-charge, assistant chief probation officers and chief probation officers; provided further, that the associate probation officers shall only perform in-court functions and shall assume the in-court duties of the currently employed probation officers who shall be reassigned within the probation service subject to collective bargaining agreements to perform intensive, community-based supervision of probationers, including the provisions of intensive supervision and community restraint services as described in item 0339-1003; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the costs associated with full implementation of chapters 303 and 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this line item to cover the costs of building leases; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, probation officer personnel and probation clerical support staff assigned to the courts shall be provided with suitable office space in their current location in and around the various divisions and departments of the trial court, as the case may be, or in suitable office space as appropriate, with the advice and consent of the commissioner; provided further, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to utilize the department's wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of weekly tape-matching, for the purposes of determining an individual's eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as defined in chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that the office shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the progress of eligibility verification with the department; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of individuals to be found misrepresenting assets, revenue generated through collection of indigent client fees, the average indigent client fee that each court division collects per case since the effective date of this act, recommendations on improvements in verifying eligibility for counsel and other pertinent information to ascertain the effectiveness of verification
134,323,913 122,138,285

Veto Explanation:  I am reducing this item by an amount not recommended in light of available revenues.