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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 950         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 427

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Randy Hunt

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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 parental notification for out-of-school-district counseling referrals.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 950        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 427

By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 427) of Randy Hunt and others relative to parental notification for out-of-school-district counseling referrals.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to parental notification for out-of-school-district counseling referrals.
 

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

              Section 37L of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is

              hereby amended by inserting after the fourth paragraph the following:-

              No counselor, therapist, social worker, teacher or other individual who provides counseling, guidance, or instructional services for the school district of a city or town, a regional school district, a vocational school district, or a charter school, may refer a student under the age of 18 (eighteen) years to, nor provide the contact information, business card, brochure, or other informational materials of, an individual, organization, or entity not employed by or under the direct control of the school district to which that student belongs without notifying that student’s parents or legal guardian forthwith.

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