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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2611         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1926

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Patricia A. Haddad

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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 establishing a charter school commission.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Michael J. Rodrigues

 

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2611        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1926

By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1926) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to charter schools.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act establishing a charter school commission.
 

              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.  There is hereby established a charter school commission to study the financing of, and innovations promoted by charter schools authorized under the provisions of chapter 71, section 89.  The commission shall report its findings and conclusions to the general court and make recommendations regarding any necessary legislative and regulatory changes which are suggested by those findings and conclusions.  The first meeting of the commission shall take place within 30 days after the effective date of this act.

              The commission shall consist of 14 members: 4 members of the senate; 1 of whom shall be the president of the senate or a designee, who shall serve as co-chair of the commission; 1 of whom shall be the minority leader of the senate or a designee; 1 of whom shall be the senate chair of the joint committee on education; 1 of whom shall be the senate chair of the committee on ways and means; 4 members of the house of representatives; 1 of whom shall be the speaker of the house of representatives or a designee, who shall serve as co-chair of the commission; 1 of whom shall be the minority leader of the house or a designee; 1 of whom shall be the house chair of the joint committee on education; 1 of whom shall be the house chair of the committee on ways and means; 1 of whom shall be the secretary of administration and finance or a designee; 1 of whom shall be the secretary of education or a designee; 1 of whom shall be the commissioner of elementary and secondary education or a designee; and 3 members to be appointed by the governor.

              The commission shall solicit advice from such persons and entities as it deems necessary.

              The commission shall file a report containing its recommendations, including legislation and regulations necessary to carry outs its recommendations, with the joint committee on education and the clerks of the house and senate not later than 9 months following the first meeting of the commission.

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