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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2261         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 511


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Chris Walsh


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 special education reimbursements.






Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2261        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 511

By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 511) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to increase the state reimbursements for special education costs.  Education. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to special education reimbursements.

              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. Subsection (c) of section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              The costs of programs shall be reimbursed 100 per cent of all the approved costs that exceed 4 times the state average per pupil foundation budget, as defined in said chapter 70, for the previous fiscal year.

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