(a) Prior to executing any collective bargaining agreement between a school committee and representatives of teachers and/or other school employees, the school committee in any municipality, or regional school district with an elected school committee, or the chief executive officer in any municipality with an appointed school committee shall prepare or cause to be prepared a collective bargaining fiscal impact statement. These statements shall set forth, in dollar amounts, estimates of the fiscal impact, during the term of the proposed agreement. No comment or opinion relative to the merits of the terms of the contract shall be included, except that technical or mechanical errors or defects may be noted.
(b) The fiscal impact statement and the awarded contract shall be publicized and shall be made immediately available upon ratification of the contract.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 36, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 265, § 2.)