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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2038         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1073

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. Lyons, Jr. and Marc T. Lombardo

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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 in-state tuition fairness.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Donald Humason

 

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2038        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1073

By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1073) of James J. Lyons, Jr. and others relative to in-state tuition rates and fees at public institutions.  Higher Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to in-state tuition fairness.
 

              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:

              Section 9 of chapter 15A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:—

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of determining eligibility for in-state tuition rates and fees at public institutions of higher education, in the case of an individual who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States as those terms are defined under federal immigration law, the individual shall not be eligible for in-state tuition.

              SECTION 2:

              Subsection (t) of Section 9 of chapter 15A of the General Laws is hereby further amended striking out subsection (t), and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:—

              (t) issue regulations defining resident of the commonwealth and proof of the same for the purpose of admission and tuition expenses of public institutions of higher education and prepare uniform proofs of residence to be used by all public institutions; provided, however, for the purposes of this clause, a resident of the commonwealth shall also be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, as provided in section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code; provided further, that insofar as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy is designated a regional maritime academy by the United States maritime administration, residents of the states comprising the designated region and attending the Massachusetts Maritime Academy shall be considered Massachusetts residents for the purposes of admission and tuition;

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