HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 196        FILED ON: 1/9/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 165

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas M. Stanley

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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 providing for a study by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services relative to nonprofit group homes.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Christopher Hendricks

11th Bristol

Russell E. Holmes

6th Suffolk

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 196        FILED ON: 1/9/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 165

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 165) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to conduct a feasibility study relative to establishing a fairness rule that would provide a more equitable distribution of nonprofit group homes throughout the Commonwealth.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 118 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 providing for a study by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services relative to nonprofit group homes.

 

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

Resolved, The executive office of health and human services is hereby authorized and directed to conduct a study relative to the feasibility of establishing a fairness rule which would provide for a more equitable distribution of nonprofit group homes throughout the commonwealth. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, a review of the number and location of such group homes currently in use, an analysis of the ratio of such existing group homes to population for each municipality, and an analysis of the neighborhoods in which such group homes currently in use are located in terms of economic factors. Such study shall consider the feasibility of establishing a formula or guidelines to ensure an equitable distribution of such group homes in municipalities based upon population and upon economic composition of the neighborhood. Said department shall report to the general court the results of its study, and its recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the clerk of the House of Representatives on or before July 1, 2020.