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This law eliminates one of the two ways in which students may authorize fees to be assessed on tuition bills at state-operated colleges and universities to support nonpartisan student organizations that attempt to influence state legislation.

The law applies to community and state colleges and the University of Massachusetts. The law takes the place of previous law that allowed a student body, by a majority vote in an official student body referendum, to authorize a "waivable fee," or (at state colleges and the University) an "optional fee," to be collected for such nonpartisan student organizations. Under this law, the boards of trustees at community and state colleges and the University are prohibited from collecting waivable fees and may only collect optional fees for such organizations.

A "waivable fee'' is collected when authorized by a majority of those students voting in an official student body referendum. A waivable fee is an amount payable on a tuition bill, appearing as a separately assessed item and accompanied by a statement that the fee is not a charge required to be paid by the student but rather that the student may deduct the charge from the total amount due. The tuition bill also explains the nature of the fee and states that the fee appears on the bill at the request of the student body and does not necessarily reflect the endorsement of the board of trustees.

An' 'optional fee" is collected when authorized by a majority of those students voting in an official student body referendum. An optional fee is an amount payable on a tuition bill, appearing as a separately assessed item and accompanied by a statement that the fee is not a charge required to be paid by the student but rather that the student may add the charge to the total amount due. The tuition bill also explains the nature of the fee and states that the fee appears on the bill at the request of the student body and does not necessarily reflect the endorsement of the board of trustees.

1994 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 3 :: ReferendumDo you approve of a law summarized below, which was approved by the House of Representatives on May 28, 1993 by a vote of 112 to 39, and approved by the Senate on June 23, 1993 by a vote of 20 to 19?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
8,843
11,015
2,431
19,858
22,289
Precinct 1
 
281
358
99
639
738
Precinct 2
 
353
433
120
786
906
Precinct 3
 
311
356
90
667
757
Precinct 1
 
313
391
104
704
808
Precinct 2
 
380
502
136
882
1,018
Precinct 3
 
403
529
121
932
1,053
Precinct 1
 
454
540
149
994
1,143
Precinct 2
 
418
484
96
902
998
Precinct 3
 
482
578
161
1,060
1,221
Precinct 1
 
345
454
116
799
915
Precinct 2
 
343
496
120
839
959
Precinct 3
 
392
507
81
899
980
Precinct 1
 
430
499
96
929
1,025
Precinct 2
 
472
548
101
1,020
1,121
Precinct 3
 
467
571
119
1,038
1,157
Precinct 1
 
532
772
117
1,304
1,421
Precinct 2
 
520
647
144
1,167
1,311
Precinct 3
 
449
563
96
1,012
1,108
Precinct 1
 
505
644
114
1,149
1,263
Precinct 2
 
466
540
122
1,006
1,128
Precinct 3
 
527
603
129
1,130
1,259
Totals
 
8,843
11,015
2,431
19,858
22,289