HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1766        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 270

 

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

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

David K. Muradian, Jr.

9th Worcester

Kathleen O'Connor Ives

First Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1766        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 270

By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 270) of Bradford R. Hill and others that costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year.  Education.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 401 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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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.