Notice of Public Comment Period Extended

Notice is hereby given that the Office of the Attorney General is extending the comment period on the proposed adoption of 940 CMR 31.00 (For-profit and Occupational Schools), and the corresponding repeal of 940 CMR 3.10 (Private Home Study, Business, Technological Social Skills and Career Schools – Correspondence and Other) and related definitions contained in 940 CMR 3.01.  These proposed regulatory changes are intended to address problems experienced by consumers when they seek or are enrolled in for-profit schools or occupational programs.  Public hearings on these regulations were held on January 7, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts and on January 9, 2014 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The previous deadline to submit written comments was January 10, 2014.

Copies of the proposed regulations may be found at www.mass.gov/ago/regulations, or may be obtained at One Ashburton Place, 20th Floor, Boston, MA.

Written comments on the proposed regulatory changes can now be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014. Comments should be limited to the proposed regulatory changes.  Please direct comments to Mary Freeley, Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau, Office of the Attorney General, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108 or by sending comments by email to AGOregulations@state.ma.us.  All submissions, whether electronic or hard copy, must include the sender’s full name and address.