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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1123         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1082

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martha M. Walz

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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 vocational technical education.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Kenneth J. Donnelly

 

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Bruce E. Tarr

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1123        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1082

By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1082) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to vocational technical education.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to vocational technical education.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to increase the capacity of vocational technical programs , therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

              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 1 of Chapter 74 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking lines 43 to 44, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

              “Service programs”, the preparation of students in occupational areas such as hotel and lodging, cosmetology, child care or any service occupation that by its nature is characterized as being a service, professional or non-professional.  Such programs shall be in compliance with the program approval criteria regulations published by the state board.

              SECTION 2. There is hereby established a commission on vocational-technical education in the twenty first century, to investigate and study the feasibility of authorizing public vocational-technical high schools to award post-secondary associates degrees. The commission shall consist of 14 members: 2 members of the house of representatives, to be appointed by the speaker of the house; 2 members of the senate, to be appointed by the senate president; 4 members to be appointed by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators; the secretary of education who shall serve as chair of the commission or a designee; 3 individuals to be appointed by the governor; the commissioner of higher education or a designee; and the commissioner of workforce development or a designee. The commission shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations, if any, together with any drafts of legislation necessary to carry out such recommendations, by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and house who shall forward the same to the chairs of the joint committee on education on or before December 31, 2011.

              SECTION 3. Subsection (a) of Section 13 of Chapter 13 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the figure "17" in line 1 and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

              18

              SECTION 4. Subsection (a) of Section 13 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the word "consumers." in line 8, and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

              consumers; and a vocational-technical licensed practical nursing educator or administrator who shall be selected from a group of three nominees, to be nominated by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators.

              SECTION 5.  Section 32 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the word "eight" in line 4 and inserting in place thereof the following word:-

              nine

              SECTION 6. Section 32 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "forty-one." in line 8 the following sentence:-

              One of said appointees shall be a vocational-technical electrical educator or administrator, who shall be selected from a group of three nominees, to be nominated by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators.

              SECTION 7.  Section 36 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the word "nine" in line 3 and inserting in place thereof the following word:-

              ten

              SECTION 8. Section 36 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, after the words “systems,” in line 16 the following words:-

              , one of whom shall be a vocational-technical plumbing educator or administrator who shall be selected from a group of three nominees to be nominated by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators,

              SECTION 9. Section 42 of said chapter 13, as so appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the word "seven" in line 2 and inserting in place thereof the following word:-

              eight

              SECTION 10. Section 42 of said chapter, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the word "and" in line 35.

              SECTION 11. Section 42 of said chapter, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the word "cosmetology" in line 36 and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

              cosmetology; and (c) one member shall be a vocational-technical cosmetology educator or administrator who shall be selected from a group of three nominees, to be nominated by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators.

              SECTION 12.  Section 101 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the figure "5" in line 4 and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

              6

              SECTION 13. Subsection (a) of section 101 of said chapter, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “work,” in line 9 the following words:-

              , 1 of whom shall be a vocational-technical sheet metal educator or administrator who shall be selected from a group of three nominees, to be nominated by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators,

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