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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1082         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 155

 

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

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1082        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 155

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 155) of Thomas M. Stanley and John J. Lawn, Jr. for an investigation and study relative to nonprofit group homes.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 82 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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 neig hborhoods 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, 2012.        

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