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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 210         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 587

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Karen E. Spilka

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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:

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 210        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 587

By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 587) of Karen E. Spilka, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia 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. 576 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, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 19E the following new section:-

              Section 19 F. The board of higher education, in exercising its powers under section 4 of Chapter 15A shall by no later than 180 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 274 of chapter 110 of the acts of 1993, as amended.  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 secretary of health and human services and the secretary of elder affairs.

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