Adopted

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Lowell Charter Technical Amendment

Ms. Donoghue moved that the bill be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-

“SECTION 2. Subsection (i) of section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph:-

(4) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, if a district qualifying under paragraph (3) of subsection (i) of section 89 of chapter 71 is no longer in the lowest 10 per cent, the net school spending cap shall be 9 percent; provided, however, that if the board of elementary and secondary education previously approved a higher level of enrollment for a charter school in the district while the district was in the lowest 10 per cent, the net school spending cap shall remain at the level necessary to support such enrollment. The provisions of this section shall apply only to charter school enrollments approved before July 1, 2014.”