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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3652         FILED ON: 5/21/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3713

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

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 school safety and security.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3652        FILED ON: 5/21/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3713

By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc T. Lombardo for legislation to provide tax incentives to increase safety and security in schools.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to school safety and security.
 

              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 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 65 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011, is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-

              (s) (1) As used in this subsection, the following words shall have the following meanings:--

              “Earned credit”, the amount of hours served in a given school by a police officer pursuant to section 37P of chapter 71 multiplied by the police detail rate for the municipality in which the school resides.

              “Taxpayer”, a police officer as defined in section 37P of chapter 71.

              (2) A taxpayer shall be allowed a tax credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter equal to the lesser of the taxpayer’s total earned credit or $8,000. The amount of hours served shall be verified in a writing signed by the municipality’s chief of police or his or her designee and the district’s superintendent or his or her designee during each week the officer serves.

              (3) The commissioner shall adopt any necessary regulations for the implementation of this subsection.  

              SECTION 2. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 37O the following section:-

              Section 37P.  (a) For purposes of this section, “police officer” shall mean a duly sworn municipal, state or special state police officer, including a part-time or retired officer, provided that the officer has the necessary training, up-to-date certificates and a license to carry a firearm.

              (b) A school district may supplement its staff with volunteer police officers to serve the safety and security of its schools. Officers that volunteer to serve a school district under this section shall not be paid by the district, municipality or any other person.

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