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Budget Summary FY2017

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Outside Section 158
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Special Needs Programs Out-of-State Tuition

SECTION 158.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bureau of purchased services in the operational services division shall determine prices for programs pursuant to chapter 71B of the General Laws in fiscal year 2017 by increasing the final fiscal year 2016 price by the rate of inflation as determined by the division. The bureau shall adjust prices for extraordinary relief as defined in 808 CMR 1.06(4). The bureau shall accept applications for program reconstruction and special circumstances in fiscal year 2017. The bureau shall authorize the annual price for out-of-state purchasers requested by a program, not to exceed a maximum price determined by the bureau, by identifying the most recent price calculated for the program and applying the estimated rate of inflation for each year, as determined by the bureau pursuant to section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws, in which the rate of inflation is frozen beginning with fiscal year 2004, in a compounded manner for each fiscal year.