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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 99         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 574

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Gale D. Candaras

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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 to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 99        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 574

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 574) of Gale D. Candaras, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations.  Higher Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 565 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations.
 

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

                              SECTION 1. Chapter 15A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section:--

                              Section 19F. The board of higher education, in exercising its powers under section four of chapter fifteen A, shall by no later than one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this act establish a program of tuition remission pursuant to which persons employed by providers of social services programs that hold contracts with the commonwealth, and spouses of those persons, are provided tuition remission benefits for courses or programs taken at any public community college or state college or the University of Massachusetts. Tuition remission benefits provided to such persons and their spouses shall be on parity, as nearly as possible, with tuition remission benefits provided to employees of the commonwealth and their spouses. For purposes of this act the term "social services programs" shall have the meaning specified in section 1 of chapter 118G. In developing such programs of tuition remission benefits, the board of higher education and the administrator of the current tuition remission program operated by the Massachusetts Council of Human Services Providers, Inc. shall consult with the secretaries of health and human services and elder affairs.

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