FY2015 Final and FY2016 First Quarter (10/23/2015)

Comptroller letterhead


October 21, 2015


Honorable Karen E. Spilka, Chair
Senate Committee on Ways and Means
State House – Room 212
Boston, MA  02133

Honorable Brian S. Dempsey, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means
State House – Room 243
Boston, MA  02133


Dear Chairwoman Spilka and Chairman Dempsey:

As required by Section 2 Chapter 165 of the Acts of 2014 and Section 2 Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015, the Office of the Comptroller is submitting these accounts payable BFY2015 and first quarter BFY2016, as of September 30, 2015, reports on “Settlements and Judgments” to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means.

The attached reports contain information regarding payments, by department, of settlements and judgments from appropriation account 1599-3384.

The total spent during the accounts payable period of BFY2015, from 1599-3384, was $152,359 and the total spent during the first quarter of BFY2016 was $1,584,906.

In summary: 

In BFY2015, $10,000,000 was appropriated to the settlement and judgment account (1599-3384).  A total of $9,999,491 was spent through the accounts payable period of BFY2015.

Total Amount Available FY2015                              $  10,000,000
Expended in Previous Quarters


Expended in the Accounts Payable Period


9/30/2015 Balance

$           509


In BFY2016, $2,000,000 was appropriated to the settlement and judgment account (1599-3384).  A total of $1,584,906 was spent during the first quarter.

Total Amount Available FY2016       $  2,000,000
Expended in the First Quarter


9/30/2015 Balance

$    415,094


As of the date of this letter for FY16 $317,436.85 remains in account 1599-3384.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything further.



                                                                                    Thomas G. Shack III, ESQ.
                                                                                    Comptroller of the Commonwealth



enc.      Final 2015 1st Qtr 2016 S J worksheets.xls

cc:        Kristen Lepore, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance            
            Adriana Campos, Budget Director, Senate Ways and Means Committee            
            Kathryn Kendall, Budget Director, House Ways and Means Committee            
            Catharine Hornby, Assistant Secretary for Budget, Administration and Finance


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