89108210 - Barnstable Sheriff Federal Reimbursement Retained Revenue

Account Description FY2009
8910-8210 Barnstable Sheriff Federal Reimbursement Retained Revenue
For the Barnstable sheriff's department which may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $250,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system

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Veto Explanation:  I am vetoing this item to make a technical change to the line item structure because insufficient revenue is available to support this appropriation until legislation is enacted transferring this sheriff's department to the commonwealth. It is also inappropriate to fund a county sheriff's department entirely with state funds. I am proposing supplemental appropriations today to provide state funding upon enactment of such transfer legislation.