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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 161         FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 516

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martha M. Walz

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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 equitable school reimbursement funds.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 161        FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 516

By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 516) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation relative to equitable school reimbursement funds.  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1087 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to equitable school reimbursement funds.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide additional revenues for school districts, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

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

              Notwithstanding section 72 of chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, any funds received by a city, town or regional school district pursuant to said section 72 shall be considered unrestricted revenue of the city, town or regional school district.  Commencing in fiscal year 2014, and every year thereafter, a city or town shall deposit in a separate account for expenditures by the school committee not less than 50 per cent of those funds received.  A school committee may receive a percentage of those funds that is larger than 50 per cent if the committee negotiates an agreement with the executive body of the city or town to receive a larger percentage.  A school committee may make expenditures from the separate account for any lawful educational purpose without further appropriation.  Any expenditure from this account shall not be considered net school spending.  The receipt of these funds by the school committee from the municipality shall not affect the calculation of the minimum required local contribution and state school aid as defined in section 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws.             

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