Section 60

Section 60 Trial Court Transferability

The third paragraph of section 9A of chapter 211B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clause (xiii) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

(xiii) notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the court administrator may transfer funds from any item of appropriation within the trial court; provided, however, that the court administrator shall not transfer more than 5 per cent of funds from items 0339-1001 or 0339-1003 to any other item of appropriation within the trial court; provided further, that the transfers shall be made in accordance with schedules submitted to the senate and house committees on ways and means, which shall include: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation to any other item of appropriation; (2) the reason for the necessity of the transfer; and (3) the date on which the transfer shall be completed; and provided further, that a transfer under this clause shall not occur until 10 days after the revised funding schedules have been submitted in writing to the senate and house committees on ways and means.