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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1088         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 380


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Carolyn C. Dykema


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 school transportation.






Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1088        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 380

By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 380) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to fees paid for school transportation.  Education. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2714 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to school transportation.

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

              Section 68 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby 1 amended by striking out the sixth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:—
A school committee may assess fees to transported students up to an amount sufficient to cover the costs  incurred by the district; provided, however, that a transported student whose transportation is required under any other general or special law or who is eligible for free or reduced lunch under the federal school lunch program shall not be required to pay the fee; and provided further, that a school committee may exempt families at other income levels as it may determine or offer discounts for families who pay transportation fees for multiple students; and provided further, that fees may not be assessed based on distance from the schoolhouse.

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