Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to require forthwith a report of expenditures for fiscal year 2008 of the division of capital management and maintenance, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
The secretary of administration and finance shall submit a report to the house and senate clerks who shall forward the same to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets and the joint committee on transportation not later than January 31, 2009 on all expenditures of the division of capital asset management and maintenance in fiscal year 2008. This report shall include, but not be limited to: the total amount expended on salaries and benefits for the division of capital asset management and maintenance employees and outside contractors, the total amount spent on the administration of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, the total amount spent on the design and development of the division of capital asset management and maintenance projects, the total amount spent on the construction and maintenance of the division of capital asset management and maintenance projects, the total value of all surplus property held by the commonwealth, the annual cost of leasing private space for a state agency; the existence and availability of a state-owned space within each geographical jurisdiction that could accommodate the minimum square footage needs of the agency, and, by each agency, future savings that could be achieved by relocating an office from privately leased space to state-owned space, the cost of maintaining the capital asset management information system, any other cost not included in these categories and the total cost of debt service supporting the administrative and salary expenditures of the division of capital asset management and maintenance in fiscal year 2008.
Approved July 24, 2008