Amendment #30 to H.55

Restoring Certain Appropriations Reduced by the Governor

Representatives Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough and deMacedo of Plymouth move that the bill be amended inserting at the end thereof the following section:—

“SECTION XX. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall transfer monies following the receipt of tax revenue in excess of the revenue estimate, revised by the secretary for administration and finance on December 4, 2012, for fiscal year 2013 to the following accounts and to the extent that funds are available: (i) $5,250,000 for reimbursements to cities, towns, and regional school districts for the cost of transportation of nonresident pupils as required by the federal McKinney-Vento act (7035-0005); (ii) $1,000,000 for reimbursements to regional school districts for the transportation of pupils (7035-0006); and (iii) $11,500,000 for the reimbursement of extraordinary special education costs under section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws (7061-0012).

(b) To the extent that revenues are insufficient to meet the amounts to be transferred pursuant to subsection (a), the comptroller may reduce the amount to be transferred to each account proportionally.”.