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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4144         FILED ON: 11/28/2011

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jason M. Lewis

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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 Supporting Municipal Fiscal Stability through a Special Education Stabilization Fund.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

 

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

 

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

 

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Karen E. Spilka

 

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4144        FILED ON: 11/28/2011

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By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to create stabilization funds for special education costs.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act Supporting Municipal Fiscal Stability through a Special Education Stabilization Fund.
 

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

              Section 5B of Chapter 40 of the General Laws (2008 Official Edition) shall be amended by adding the following paragraph:

              Upon the recommendation of the school committee and the acceptance by majority vote of the appropriate legislative body, the school department of any school district shall be authorized to retain any unexpended funds of the present fiscal year so voted, to be placed in a separate stabilization fund to be utilized in the upcoming fiscal year or years, to pay, without further appropriation, for unanticipated and/or unbudgeted costs of  special education out of school district tuition and/or transportation. The balance in such separate stabilization fund shall not exceed 2% of the annual net school spending of the school district.

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