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Outside Section 139
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

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Essex County Regional Communication Funds

SECTION 139.   Notwithstanding section 163 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 or any other general or special law to the contrary, for fiscal year 2016, the state comptroller shall, upon the written approval of the secretary of administration and finance, exempt the Essex county sheriff's department from all applicable charges or assessments made against grants to the Essex Regional Emergency Communications Center and monies derived from local aid cherry sheet charges to member communities pursuant to its authority under sections 5D and 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws.

Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section because, at a time when unfunded liabilities represent a significant financial exposure for the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth cannot bear fringe and indirect costs on behalf of other governmental organizations. Funding issues for sheriffs are important and currently uncertain, and I look forward to undertaking the work required under section 172 of this act, which I am approving today.