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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1184         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 156

 

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 to reinvest savings for the financial health of the human service system .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1184        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 156

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 156) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to funding health and human service programs.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to reinvest savings for the financial health of the human service system .
 

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

              Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance shall direct not less than fifty percent of the annual savings attributed to the community services expansion and facilities restructuring plan, so called, including, but not limited to, the savings derived from reduced facilities maintenance and upkeep resulting from said plan, to fund and implement Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008.

              If the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance requests from the general court authorization to dispose of state real property formerly used as a department of mental health state hospital, or a department of developmental services facility, including any of the department’s five developmental centers, the request shall require that not less than fifty per cent of the disposition of proceeds from the transferred property is directed to fund and implement Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008.

              The secretary of administration and finance, the secretary of health and human services, and the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families, and persons with disabilities the status of the community services expansion and facilities restructuring plan, so called, the status of disposal of state real property formerly used as a department of mental health state hospital, or a department of developmental services facility, including any of the department’s five developmental centers, and progress for funding and implementing Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008.

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