HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 161        FILED ON: 1/8/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1143

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Josh S. Cutler

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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 funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 161        FILED ON: 1/8/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1143

By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1143) of Josh S. Cutler and Mathew J. Muratore relative to funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund.  Health Care Financing.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 601 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Section 2FFFF of chapter 29 of the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby amended by inserting after clause j the following new section:-

“The secretary may also designate up to 10 per cent of available funds to be transferred by the comptroller to the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund to develop, support and promote professional development opportunities in the mental health field. The secretary shall only designate funds for this purpose to the extent that the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund does not receive adequate funding in the annual appropriations bill approved by the general court.”