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Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Digital Health Internship

SECTION 47.   Chapter 40J of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 6I the following section:-

Section 6J. There shall be established and set up on the books of the corporation a Digital Health Internship Incentive Trust Fund which shall be administered by the executive director of the corporation. The corporation shall hold the fund in an account separate from other funds, including other funds established in this chapter. Amounts credited to the fund shall be available for expenditure by the corporation without further appropriation for any activities consistent with this section as the corporation deems appropriate; provided, however, that amounts credited to the fund shall be used to provide stipends for internships in digital health fields for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and recent graduates at companies in the commonwealth, with preference given to those employed by small businesses and start-up companies. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended or applied only with the approval of the executive director after consultation with the director of the John Adams Innovation Institute.

There shall be credited to the fund all money received from public or private sources including, but not limited to, gifts, grants, donations, bequests, contributions of cash or securities and contributions in kind from persons or other governmental, nongovernmental, quasi-governmental or local governmental entities. Any money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. For the purposes of this section, "digital health" shall include, but not be limited to: e-Health, cyber security, IT security and integrated photonics. The corporation shall support efforts to secure matching funds.

The corporation may adopt guidelines necessary to implement this program.

Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section because I am vetoing line item 7002-1593, which provides the funding for this program.