HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 389        FILED ON: 1/10/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2739


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Frank I. Smizik


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to Norfolk County revenues and expenditures.






Date Added:

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk


William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk


Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk


Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk


Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk


Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk


Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk


James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk


Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk


John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth


Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk


Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk


Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth


Jeffrey Sánchez

15th Suffolk


Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex


Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth


John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk


Cynthia S. Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 389        FILED ON: 1/10/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2739

By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2739) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the revenues and expenditures of Norfolk County.  Revenue.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to Norfolk County revenues and expenditures.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Chapter 64D of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 1 the following section:- 

Section 1A.  Notwithstanding  any other general or special law to the contrary, the County of Norfolk shall retain 34 percent of all deeds excise receipts  received on or after July 1, 2014, in addition to the amounts of deeds excise receipts retained by the County Norfolk pursuant to any other statute or regulation.  Such funds shall be deposited to the General Fund of the County, and shall be disbursed and expended for meeting the costs of the operation and maintenance of the county, or retained by the County for such future use.

Effective July 1, 2014, for Fiscal Year 2015 and fiscal years thereafter, the Commissioners of the County of Norfolk shall no longer assess county taxes pursuant to the provisions of sections 30 and 31 of chapter 35.

If in any fiscal year the County of Norfolk’s deeds excise receipts pursuant to this section exceed by more than 10 percent what otherwise would have been the maximum allowable county tax for that fiscal year had the county tax continued to be assessed and had such assessment increased by 2 ½ percent each year,  the County shall deposit an amount equal to that excess amount in an Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund established or to be established pursuant to the provisions of section 20 of chapter 32B.

Effective July 1, 2014, the weighted vote of each city and town on the County Advisory Board on County Expenditures for Norfolk County pursuant to the provisions of section 28B of chapter 35, shall be based on that city or town’s population as determined by the last preceding national census.