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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 647         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 245

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 waiver of charter regulations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Michael R. Knapik

 

Robert L. Hedlund

 

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 647        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 245

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 245) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to waiver charter regulations.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to waiver of charter regulations.
 

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

              Section 89 of Chapter 71 of the general laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereto the following new subsection:

              (nn) The board shall promulgate regulations for implementation and enforcement of this section. The board shall also develop procedures and guidelines for the waiver of any regulations implementing this section; provided, that no waivers shall be issued except at the written request of the charter applicant or at the written request of the board itself, both of which shall only be for exceptional circumstances.  Said waiver must be accompanied by a written explanation of the reasons for the waiver, and may only be issued by a 2/3 vote of the board. 

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