HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2387        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 412

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 holding Chapter 70 funding harmless.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

1/15/2015

Bradford R. Hill

4th Essex

1/29/2015

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

1/16/2015

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

8/26/2019

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

8/26/2019

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

8/26/2019

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

8/26/2019

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

8/26/2019

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

8/26/2019

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

8/26/2019

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

8/26/2019

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

8/26/2019

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

8/26/2019

Leah Cole

12th Essex

8/26/2019

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

8/26/2019

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

8/26/2019

Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.

5th Worcester

8/26/2019

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

8/26/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2387        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 412

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 412) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to prohibit reductions of net school spending below the foundation budget amount.  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 holding Chapter 70 funding harmless.

 

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 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 35, at the end thereof the definition of “Base aid”, the following clause:-

; provided, however, that nothing in the definition of “Base aid” shall be construed to mean that the amount of base aid, in any fiscal year, shall not drop below the amount of base aid  of the previous fiscal year.

SECTION 2. Section 2 of said chapter 70 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 415 to 417, the words “; provided, however, that in no case shall said reduction result in a reduction of net school spending to an amount less than the foundation budget amount”

SECTION 3. Section 2 of said chapter 70 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 496 to 501, the words “; and provided further; that for any municipality in which net school spending is greater than the foundation budget, in no case shall the sum of the preliminary local contribution and the base aid and the minimum aide result in a reduction of net school spending to an amount less than the foundation budget amount”

SECTION 4. Section 3 of said chapter 70, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding, after the second paragraph, the following new sentence:-

No regulation shall be adopted by the board of education that would prohibit a district’s foundation budget funding, in any fiscal year, from dropping below the amount of said district’s foundation budget funding of the previous fiscal year.

SECTION 5. Section 10 of said chapter 70, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 5, after the word “chapter”, the following clause:-

; provided, however, that the amount of aid paid to each district shall accurately reflect the foundation enrollment of the district in any fiscal year, and not be subject to a minimum funding amount reflective of the previous fiscal year.