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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to extend forthwith the time to appeal to the department of revenue for adjustments to regional school district spending requirements, 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:

Notwithstanding section 114 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009 or any other general or special law to the contrary, a city or town whose fiscal year 2008 actual local contribution was lower than the amount calculated in the one-time adjustment used pursuant to the fiscal year 2010 funding formula under chapter 70 of the General Laws may appeal to the department of revenue for an adjustment of its minimum required local contribution and net school spending not later than June 30, 2010, and any resulting adjustment causing the city or town to fall below its foundation level of spending shall be reimbursed to such level using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Fiscal Stabilization Funds.

Approved, June 30, 2010.