Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the amount of $800,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999 to meet necessary expenditures prior to the enactment of the general appropriation act for said fiscal year for the maintenance and operations of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions, including federal grant and Intragovernmental Service Fund expenditures, for other necessary services and for meeting certain requirements of law; provided, however, that the authorization contained herein shall cease to be operative as of the effective date of the general appropriation act for said fiscal year and all actions taken under this section shall apply against said general appropriation act; and provided further, that all expenditures made under this authorization shall be consistent with appropriations made in said general appropriation act.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the unexpended balances of all capital accounts which would otherwise revert on June 30, 1998 but which are necessary to fund obligations during July, 1998, are hereby reauthorized through July 31, 1998; provided, however, that the reauthorizations contained herein shall terminate upon enactment of capital account extension legislation.
SECTION 3. Section 1 shall take effect on July 1, 1998. Section 2 shall take effect on June 30, 1998.