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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.425 188th (2013 - 2014)

An Act to further narrow the achievement gap

By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 425) of Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to improve public schools and narrow the achievement gap. Education.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Russell E. Holmes

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide for innovation into school districts and prioritize improvement in under performing schools, and increased expanded public school choice by increasing the number of charter schools and by improving access and affordability of appropriate facilities for charter schools and their students, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public [Emergency Preamble Context].

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill H.425
Date Branch Action
1/22/2013 House Referred to the committee on Education
1/22/2013 Senate Senate concurred
5/13/2013 Joint Hearing scheduled for 05/07/2013 from 10:00 AM-03:00 PM in A-1 (10:00-1:00); Room 222 (1:00-3:00)
3/20/2014 House Reporting date extended to Tuesday March 25, 2014, pending concurrence
3/20/2014 Senate Senate concurred
3/26/2014 House Committee recommended ought NOT to pass
3/26/2014 House Rules suspended
3/26/2014 House Amended by substitution of a bill, see H3984

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