HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2261        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 401

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradford R. Hill

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to special education funding reform.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradford R. Hill

4th Essex

David K. Muradian, Jr.

9th Worcester

Susannah M. Whipps Lee

2nd Franklin

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Kathleen O'Connor Ives

First Essex

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

James M. Kelcourse

1st Essex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Leah Cole

12th Essex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2261        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 401

By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 401) of Bradford R. Hill and others that costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year.  Education.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to special education funding reform.

 

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. Section 5 of chapter 71B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting in line 24 after the word “chapter” the following:—

Furthermore, the cost associated with and appropriated by one district shall fund all needs of a child through the end of the current fiscal year should a child change school districts. Upon the beginning of a new fiscal year, said new district incurs all cost henceforth.