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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2102 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth

The committee on Higher Education to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 653) of Harriette L. Chandler, James J. O'Day and Daniel M. Donahue for legislation relative to in-state tuition retention for UMMS; (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 658) of Eileen M. Donoghue, James B. Eldridge, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for an investigation and study into expanding targeted student loan forgiveness programs; (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 659) of Eileen M. Donoghue and James Arciero for legislation to provide for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to a more robust public higher education oversight structure; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 660) of Eileen M. Donoghue, James B. Eldridge, Stephen L. DiNatale, James Arciero and others for legislation relative to fees at community colleges and state universities; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 663) of Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to provide tuition retention at the University of Massachusetts; and (on the residue of Senate, No. 678) of Michael O. Moore, Jason M. Lewis and Carmine L. Gentile for legislation relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth for legislation relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2102).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Joint Committee on Higher Education
Status:
Referred to Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to assist in providing forthwith affordable postsecondary educational opportunities for residents of the commonwealth, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill S.2102
Date Branch Action
1/19/2016 Senate Reported from the committee on Higher Education
1/19/2016 Senate New draft of S653, S658, S659, S660, S663 and the residue of S678
1/19/2016 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
1/3/2017 Senate No further action taken

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